May 8, 2007

Wide receiver loaded with depth

Nebraska head coach Bill Callahan called wide receiver potentially the strongest position on the team during spring practice.

The Huskers currently have five veteran receivers that all have solid game experience heading into next season.

Here is a complete breakdown and grade out of the receiver position heading into summer conditioning.

Overall grade: A-

The only thing that kept the wide receiver grade from an A was the dropped balls they had this spring. Other than that, the receiver position appears to be as strong as ever at Nebraska.

Seniors Maurice Purify and Terrence Nunn are arguably the two best starters NU has trotted out to the field at receiver in recent history. Then you throw in senior Frantz Hardy and juniors Todd Peterson and Nate Swift and the possibilities are endless.

On top of these five players, the Huskers also have sophomores Menelik Holt and Chris Brooks and redshirt freshman Will Henry. Senior Dan Erickson and sophomore Wes Cammack will also serve big roles this fall as blockers in the running game.

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