Nebraska Build-O-Team 2016

The following is Big Red Report's Build-O-Team. It is not a depth chart, but instead, a breakdown of positions and where Nebraska's needs might come in the future of this class.

COURTESY: NUinNC

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 the upcoming 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. If an athlete is listed at multiple positions they will move them to the position of most need. That is not an indication of where the coaches intend for them to play. 

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

Patrick O’Brien 6’4”,  218

RUNNING BACK ((NEED: 2, HAVE: 1, NET: -1)

Tre Bryant  5’10”,  194

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

Derrion Grim 6’0”,  183

J.D. Spielman 5’9”,  175

http://www.scout.com/player/198858-jaevon-mcquitty?s=204

http://www.scout.com/player/188409-keyshawn-johnson?s=204

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

Jack Stoll  6’5”,  225

David Englehaupt  6’4”,  225

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

Bryan Brokop  6’5”, 273

John Raridon  6;4:,  270

Boe Wilson 6’3”,  280

Matt Farniok  6’5”,  280

DEFENSIVE TACKLE (NEED: 4, HAVE: 0, NET: -4)

 

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

Ben Stille  6’4”,  235

Collin Miller  6’3”,  245

LINEBACKER (NEED: 6, HAVE:4, NET: -2)

Quayshon Alexander 6’3”,  215

Greg Simmons  6’2”, 215

Pernell Jefferson  6’1.5”,  236

http://www.scout.com/player/206863-willie-hampton?s=204

DEFENSIVE BACK (NEED: 8, HAVE: 5  NET: -3)

Marquel Dismuke  6’0”,  175

Dicaprio Bootle 5’11”,  175

Jojo Domann 6’1”,  204

Tony Butler  6’1”,  190

Lamar Jackson  6’2.5”,  210

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

Caleb Lightbourne,  punter

Notes:

  • Nickel and Dime defenses continue to cloud the issue of how many LBs versus how many DBs.  
  • Biggest needs in 2017 remain OL, DT, DE, WR, and LB
  • The OL is still in need of offensive tackles. 
  • Still need depth in 2017 at 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.  

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