Lack of experienced depth in Nebraska receiving corps
Nebraska losing six of their top eight pass catching options from 2016.
Three of those five were wide receivers.
So there's a pretty serious lack of experience when it comes to edge guys.
"We don't have enough depth today that can play in the game," said head coach Mike Riley. "We have a few guys who can, but I kind of like the group."
Those top two threats, Stanley Morgan, Jr. and De'Mornay Pierson-El, accounting for more than 25% of the Big Red receptions a season ago. An almost direct correlation to the percentage of receiving yards as well for Morgan and Pierson-El.
"Stanley and De'Mornay both look at the top of their game to me.
"Stanley looks really good and confident and he's like the veteran player out here," Riley said. "De'Mornay looks, physically, the best I've seen him since I've been here."
The other wide-outs, Bryan Reimers and Gabe Rahn, combined for less than three percent of the receptions from 2016 with a total of six between the two of them.