Nebraska Redshirt or No Redshirt Part 2

A look at a few members of Nebraska's 2016 class and our thoughts on if they see the field this fall.

While Nebraska could use some immediate help off the edge, we believe Miller will receiver a redshirt and be one of the standouts on the scout team in 2016. He’s done a great job adding weight from his junior to senior year, but will need to add a little bit more and become a little stronger before being ready for Big Ten play. With that being said, he was bigger on his official visit than we figured he would be.

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The linebacker depth was in shambles last season with injuries piling up. A major credit goes to linebacker coach Trent Bray to piece it all together. The blessing in disguise is entering 2016, Nebraska has quite a bit of experience at the position. Nearly the entire projected two-deep has at least one start to their name – with Mohamed Barry also coming off redshirt. Unless Jefferson shows the ability to shine on special teams, expect him to be the Barry this season.

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The record assaulting receiver will benefit from enrolling early and will likely make contributions in 2016. We aren’t expecting a 25 catch campaign, but Grim will play, as Nebraska tries to get their next crop of receivers ready. The position loses quite a bit of depth after this fall – Jordan Westerkamp, Alonzo Moore and Brandon Reilly.

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It’s very rare for offensive lineman to enter college and be ready to contribute right away. Wilson isn’t any different. According to reports out of the Under Armour game, the Missouri prep is just a nasty lineman – probably the biggest reason offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh liked him so much. But he’s going to play inside and at this point there are too many underclassmen ahead of him. Better to save the All-American for later use.

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You can’t teach speed and Bootle has a lot of it, running a reported 4.38 forty at Nebraska’s satellite camp in Florida last summer. That type of speed could be a real asset on special teams. While it’s very unlikely, he would be able to crack playing time in the secondary, we think he could make contributions in other ways.

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The Colorado tight end might be talented enough to play in year one, but with Matt Snyder already in the program and a few seniors in Sam Cotton and Trey Foster to go along with Cethan Carter, there might not be enough room for Stoll to play in year one. According to rumblings, Snyder greatly benefited from the scout team year and the same plan could work for Stoll

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