Husker Extra is running a four-week series, called Heat Index, a quick look at the Huskers before fall camp. This week, Parker Gabriel counts down the five true freshmen, outside of Adrian Martinez, who could make an immediate impact.
Today, a look at an athlete from SEC Country who could help the Huskers' depth issues at corner.
4. Cam Taylor, CB
6-0 | 190 pounds | Montgomery, Alabama
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Taylor might be even higher on this list but for the fact that he has perhaps a steeper learning curve than anybody else in the freshman class.
The 6-foot corner from Alabama is getting up to speed after arriving this summer, but is doing so at a new position. Taylor was a good quarterback for Park Crossing High in Montgomery, but Erik Chinander and Travis Fisher likes him as a corner.
It’s easy to see why. Taylor is an impressive-looking athlete and one can envision him enjoying the physical, challenging style Fisher wants to deploy against opposing receivers.
Given the lack of depth at corner, it’s easy to assume Taylor has a great chance to play. Many coaches consider cornerback one of the spots where young guys are most likely to be able to contribute right away. But none of that takes away from the size of Taylor’s undertaking.