Husker receivers filling void left by seniors

Nebraska receiver Stanley Morgan Jr. hauls in a pass from Tanner Lee against Arkansas State. (KHGI)

One of the biggest question marks for Big Red coming into the season was the wide receivers. The concern was understandable after all Nebraska was replacing 4 of their top 6 pass catchers along with a 4–year starter under center. Surprisingly the new crop of receivers are doing better at this point than last years.

The Huskers are turning in 235 passing yards per game besting last year's average of 211. Big Red has seen some of the young guns step into big roles like redshirt freshman JD Spielman. JD is the third leading receiver on the team behind Stanley Morgan Jr. and De'Mornay Pierson–El. The unit has come a long way since the spring but there's one key area they're working to fix.

"There's a lot of drops," said offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf. "There's been quite a few in fact that have been shared by all the perimeter groups. It's not been one guy or one group, it's been a combination. I think there were 4 drops in that game that were catchable balls put in the right spot. I know he (Tanner Lee) had 4 throwaways and so we want that much higher obviously."

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