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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Secondary to None in 2007?

Husker fans looking for an improved secondary may only have to wait until 2007. In addition to a recruiting class that is deep in DB-type players, Nebraska apparently has a great deal of talent already on the roster.

The website NFL Draft Scout (Subscription Required) ranks three Huskers among the top 32 cornerbacks available for the 2008 NFL draft.

Zackary Bowman is currently the fourth best CB in the 2008 class and is expected to go in round 1.

According to the site:
"The 6-2, 195-pound Bowman has great speed, clocking a 4.36 40-yard dash in winter conditioning, a Husker position record for defensive backs. He also has good coverage skills and great leaping ability, making him a prototypical cornerback with the skills to play at the next level."
Andre Jones is currently the 14th ranked CB in the 2008 class.
“Andre Jones earned a five-star rating from and was ranked the fourth-best junior college prospect in the country, regardless of position. Jones, who played high school ball at Choctawhatchee High School in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., recorded 50 tackles and three interceptions as a senior in high school, following up a junior campaign in which he tallied 44 tackles and four interceptions. After originally committing to Kentucky out of high school, Jones played in three games for the Wildcats in 2003 before suffering a season-ending leg injury. Jones was awarded a medical redshirt season for 2003, and transferred to Fresno City (Calif.) Junior College to start the 2004 season.”
Finally, and just for Chuck:

Cortney Grixby is currently ranked as the 31st best CB in the 2008 class.
“PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2007: CB Cortney Grixby developed into a top-notch cover man who ranked among the Big 12 leaders in passes defended. That won't stop opponents from attempting to pick on Grixby, who stands just 5-9 and must play smart to negate that disadvantage.”