The NFL posted the list of players who have been invited to the NFL combine. Unfortunately, only one Nebraska football player made that list.
Stanley Morgan, at this point, will be the only Nebraska representative at the NFL combine in Indianapolis.
This if from NFL.com’s Draft and Combine Profile:
While some scouts see Morgan as “just a guy” with average size and athleticism who fails to stand out as a prospect, others may appreciate his professional approach to the position and competitive demeanor. He’s best judged by the sum of his parts, which takes into account his toughness and durability, as well. He doesn’t open wide catch windows, but his ball skills and ability to haul in contested catches tend to make up for it. He could start off as a WR4/5 but has the chance to find playing time as he works his way up.
Operates with consistently good play speed and urgency
Leverages open catch windows from the top of his route
No hesitation attacking over the middle
Excellent catch focus inside congested areas
Above-average ball skills and body control
Climbs ladder to pluck it at the high-point
Impressive ability to rescue low throws
Alters speed for downfield ball adjustments
Quick after catch with wiggle to elude early tackle attempts
Willing to put in work as perimeter blocker.
Doesn’t offer anything special as an athlete
Burst out of his breaks is average
Routes will drift on him
Plays fast but doesn’t feature getaway speed
Missing second gear to run under deep throws
Benefited from favorable route combinations
Cornerbacks likely to squat on underneath work
Has to prove he can uncover against twitchy defenders.
Sources Tell Us
”He’s draftable but just a guy for me. I think you can find those guys anywhere. If he finds the right situation he might play for awhile.” -- Area scout for NFC team
You hear that sound? No, it is not the sound of inevitability. That is the sound of a major snub. Devine Ozigbo was not included on the current invite list.
There are apparently 28 other draft eligible running backs the NFL decided deserved an invite over Ozigbo.
That list includes L.J. Scott of Michigan State, Miles Sanders of Penn State, Karan Higdon of Michigan, Mike Weber of Ohio State and Alec Ingold (FB) of Wisconsin. Those are the lone representatives of the Big Ten among that list of running backs.
I feel Ozigbo did more than enough this past season to show that he belonged among the top draft eligible running backs in country. He is an all-purpose back who is great in short yardage situations and can catch the ball out of the backfield. Plus, his wear-and-tear on his body is minimal.
Scott failed to hit the 1,000 yard mark during his career and had just one season averaging more than 4.8 yards per carry, but those numbers are not indicative of his NFL potential. Despite consecutive seasons of traffic jams in front of him, his vision and decisiveness has not been compromised. Scott is a volume ball-carrier whose pass-catching ability adds to his value as a potential starter, but he struggles to find explosive carries and might need to be part of a “thunder and lightning” pairing.
Really surprised Devine Ozigbo isn't on there. https://t.co/PmsE2LolPG— Brian Christopherson (@Husker247BC) February 7, 2019
Devine Ozigbo said back in January he had NFL teams asking him if he would be at the Combine.— Derek Peterson (@DrPeteyHV) February 7, 2019
I'm pretty surprised he isn't going.
Yes, I’m surprised as well.
Don’t fret. Nebraska will still have a pro-day which will be held on March 7th.
Maybe the Bears will draft him? I’d love to see it.