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Running Back Dedrick Mills Declares for the NFL Draft

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The elder statesman of the Husker running back room has decided to go pro

NCAA Football: Nebraska at Rutgers Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The writing was on the wall after Markese Stepp committed to the Huskers a short time ago, but now it is official. Senior running back Dedrick Mills has decided to end his college career and head off to the NFL. Check out Brian’s scouting report on Mills’ NFL prospects.

Mills started his career at Georgia Tech, but dismissed from the team after his freshman season. He then headed to Garden City Community College for 2017 and 2018 (injured in 2017) where he was an honorable mention junior college All-American. He played for the Huskers for 2019 and 2020.

After his first few games for Nebraska, he really broke out and became a dependable weapon in the backfield, earning honorable mention All Big Ten honors in 2019. He was hampered by injuries in 2020, but carried 84 times for 396 yards, nearly half of those yards coming in the final game vs Rutgers (191 yards).

While it would have been nice to see Dedrick return to Nebraska, given the youth in the RB room, it is easy to see why he wanted to make the jump.

Best of luck to you Dedrick!