Always good to hear differing opinions on Husker football and the B1G.
Merriman has two Huskers on his list. One of them, sophomore defensive tackle Maliek Collins, is hardly a surprise given all the praise he received from his peers and Bo Pelini this spring. The other, junior guard Mike Moudy, is an interesting choice and good name to bring up given the lack of attention he received this spring due to injury.
While Chongo Kondolo and Givens Price had a nice little battle going in Moudy's absence, the 6-foot-5, 300-pound Moudy is one of the few Huskers on the O-line with starting experience, starting three games after Spencer Long's injury. So long as Moudy is healthy, and nothing has been said to suggest otherwise, he still had to be considered the frontrunner at that spot heading into fall camp.
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Aside from a rough day against Minnesota's Ra'Shede Hagemen, an NFL talent who could make it a rough day for plenty of linemen, Moudy played pretty well until a shoulder injury got the best of him at season's end.
Writes Merriman: "Moudy is a guy who was in the Huskers’ playing rotation last season following the injury to Spencer Long. Now, with Long off to the NFL, Moudy is expected to become an impact player on Nebraska’s offensive line. This is the guy who will help pave the way for what should be one of the top rushing attacks in the country."
During the spring, it was the left side of Nebraska's offensive line -- because of Alex Lewis and Jake Cotton -- who received the most media attention. But the combination of Moudy and Zach Sterup on the right side carries plenty of intrigue, too. There may be more questions surrounding those two, but undoubtedly there is potential also.