Roundtable: The '14 senior most missed

Kenny Bell, Ameer Abdullah and Randy Gregory. Of course Nebraska will miss the three this year. But who else could the Huskers use in 2015? The roundtable examines.

Nebraska head coach Mike Riley has said multiple times it would be nice to have a guy like Ameer Abdullah back in 2015.

It’s easy for Husker fans to look at players like Abdullah, Kenny Bell, and Randy Gregory and think, “what if.”

But what about the less-heralded seniors from 2014?

Who will Nebraska miss the most in 2015?

We asked our roundtable.

Ralph Brown - A former Blackshirt All-American and NFL starter , Brown now lives in California and works for FOX Sports West. He makes it back to Lincoln often for games and still follows the team very closely, doing guest work in Lincoln from time-to-time.

Brandon Vogel - Vogel is the managing editor of Hail Varsity and has been with the magazine since its first season on the scene. He's spent more than a decade writing about sports and everything in between, from the Kentucky Derby to the television debut of Friday Night Lights, for such outlets as Fox Sports, and CBS Sports.

Nick Handley - Handley is the co-host of The Drive on AM 590 ESPN radio in Omaha – the new voice of Husker athletics.

Brett Edwards – A former college quarterback at Wayne State, Edwards is now the sports director of KLKN-TV Channel 8 ABC in Lincoln.

The 2014 senior, not part of the big three, Nebraska could use the most in 2015?

Brown: Zaire Anderson. It’s Zaire. He was a real leader last year and made a ton of plays at the position. He kept us in games. He’s the guy Nebraska will miss mostly because of the linebacker position this year because of the level of talent and experience.”

Vogel: “Zaire Anderson. He led the team in tackles a year ago and was playing at a particularly high level the last half of the season. If he were magically granted an extra year of eligibility, this current staff might create the greatest GIF mankind has ever seen.”

Handley: “Zaire Anderson. I just liked the fact he was a hybrid guy. He’s probably not big enough to play the linebacker spot in the NFL, but there is an element about him that sort of reminds me of Lavonte (David). His speed and skillset will be missed.”

Edwards: “Jake Cotton. It’s the Cotton name and he had been up front forever. He was a leader on the offensive line – vocally and spiritually. I think having that guy on the offensive line is big. You hope that a guy like Alex Lewis can be that guy this year.”

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