Nebraska Build-O-Team: 11-10-15

What positions has Nebraska recruited well over the years? What positions need a little more attention in 2016?

For those of you unfamiliar with the Build-O-Team, it is an exercise where someone tries to build a two-deep depth chart from last year's recruiting class and this year’s recruiting class. While a full team may not be constructed from one class, it has been argued that a coach should be able to build a team from two consecutive classes. 

The exercise is intended to show what areas are doing well recruiting-wise and what areas could use a little more attention. It is not a depth chart for next year. It is only an exercise to show what recruiting needs may yet exist. No value judgments are made to determine where athletes fit on the depth chart, instead listing them only by incoming class. 

The list has been compiled by Big Red Report member NUinNC.

QUARTERBACK (NEED: 2, HAVE: 1, NET: -1)

Patrick O’Brien 6’4”,  218

 

RUNNING BACK ((NEED: 2, HAVE: 3, NET: +1)

Devine Ozigbo 5’11”,  230

Aphonso Thomas 5’10”, 180

Tre Bryant  5’10”,  194

 

WIDE RECEIVER (NEED: 4, HAVE: 4, NET: 0)

Stanley Morgan 6’1”, 180

Lavan Alston 6’0”,  175

Derrion Grim 6’0”,  183

J.D. Spielman 5’9”,  175

 

TIGHT END (NEED: 2, HAVE: 2, NET: 0)

Matt Snyder  6’5”,  235

 Jack Stoll  6’5”,  225

 

OFFENSIVE LINE (NEED: 10, HAVE: 6, NET: -4)

Christian Gaylord 6’6”, 270

Michael Decker 6’4”, 280

Jalin Barnett  6’4”,  315

Bryan Brokop  6’5”, 273

John Raridon  6;4:,  270

Boe Wilson 6’3”,  280

 

DEFENSIVE TACKLE (NEED: 4, HAVE: 2, NET: -2)

Khalil Davis 6’3”, 255

Carlos Davis 6’3”, 260

 

DEFENSIVE END (NEED: 5, HAVE: 3 NET: -2)

DaiShon Neal 6’8”, 240

Alex Davis  6’5”,  215

Ben Stille  6’4”,  235

 

LINEBACKER (NEED: 6, HAVE:7, NET: +1)

Tyrin Ferguson 6’3”,  203

Dedrick Young 6’1”,  214

Mohamed Berry 6’1”, 210

William Johnson 6’3”,  225

Quayshon Alexander 6’3”,  215

Greg Simmons  6’2”, 215

Jojo Domann 6’1”,  204

 

DEFENSIVE BACK (NEED: 8, HAVE:6  NET: -2)

Avery Anderson 6’1”, 172

Eric Lee 5’10”, 176

Aaron Williams 5’11”, 181

Antonio Reed  6’2”, 210

Marquel Dismuke  6’0”,  175

Dicaprio Bootle 5’11”,  175

 

SPECIAL TEAMS  (NEED:1, HAVE:1 NET: 0)

Jordan Ober  6’0”,  180  Long Snapper

Notes:

  • Nickel and Dime defenses continue to cloud the issue of how many LBs versus how many DBs.  
  • Biggest needs in 2016 remain OL, DT, DE, and LB
  • In the OL tackles are really needed.  
  • Still need depth in 2016 at WR, RB, TE, and DB   
  • Two year JUCO recruits are listed in the year they are recruited but dropped from the list the following year because they fill immediate needs not depth.  
  • ATH JoJo Domann could play linebacker or defensive back at the next level, but for the sake of this exercise we are putting him at LB. 
  • Stevenson joined and quit in the same year too.

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