Scouting the Big Ten: Nebraska

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Slowly but surely the Cornhuskers are rebuilding the roster, and they could contend for the conference title in 2017. Three of the four top-rated NFL prospects are underclassmen and can be found on the line of scrimmage.

Carlos Davis flashed brilliance as a freshman in 2016, and I truly believe he has great next-level potential. He’s an explosive interior lineman with tremendous quickness and athleticism. He beats blockers off the snap and at the same time shows enough power to bull-rush them off the ball.

Davis needs to continue to improve his game as well as add strength but has definite first-round potential down the road.

Guard Tanner Farmer is not as nimble on his feet compared to Davis, yet he's a dominant mauler who destroys opponents run blocking or in pass protection. I love his intensity, fundamentals and mentality.

Nick Gates, another junior guard prospect, also comes with a nice upside down the line.

Josh Kalu and Chris Jones are two highly rated senior defensive backs expected to fit into the last day of the draft.

Several have Stanley Morgan Jr. highly rated, and while I also like the junior wideout, I’d like to see more production before going out on the limb and predicating he’ll be a top-60 pick.