Official Husker Locker Blog
2011 Apr 14
SPRING GAME: 6 White Roster Players to Watch
Offensive tackle Jake Cotton: Son of position coach Barney, youunger brother of Ben, this mountain of a kid worked on the defensive scout team last year. A switch to offensive tackle came at the right time, and Jake's taken to it quickly. Reports are that he's still a little raw, but his 6-foot-6 frame seems to be carrying a little more than his listed 285 pounds. Which is a good thing.
Quarterback Cody Green: He enrolled early as a true freshman to get a jump on an offense Nebraska no longer runs. The stars have never quite aligned for the junior from Dayton, Texas, but it hasn't dimmed that megawatt smile and friendly demeanor. Green's reportedly made stride this spring with his passing skills; he'll have to show that Saturday. It could be his last, best chance to secure significant playing time at NU.
Offensive tackle Tyler Moore: He didn't enroll early to push a mop around, let's put it that way. Nebraska's depth at every offensive line position is thin, and tackle is hardly an exception. Moore has the frame and the want-to; if the details of the tackle job click into place Saturday and over the summer, he'll be in the two-deep or very close.
Wide receiver Jamal Turner: Speed to burn. It's not easy for a true freshman to so quickly ingratiate himself with his teammates, but Turner's positive outlook and competitive spirit has done just that.
Defensive tackle Kevin Williams: This true freshman early enrollee from the Toledo area wowed defensive coaches early in camp with his instinctive feel for the game. Then he hurt his foot and watched practice for more than a week. He's on the roster now, however; expect him to get a few snaps. Williams is likely a redshirt candidate for 2011, so this may be your last peek at him for awhile.
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