Nebraska vs. Iowa, 11.23

Nebraska wide receiver Stanley Morgan (8) runs downfield before being tackled by Iowa's Jake Gervase near the end zone Friday at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa.

The NFL released its list of college players invited to the NFL Draft Combine later this month in Indianapolis, and it's pretty skimpy on Nebraska players. 

Morgan, of course, set several career receiving records for NU and became the first 1,000-yard receiver in school history. 

He told the Journal Star late last month that he's had his Combine invite in hand for some time. 

Senior running back Devine Ozigbo had hopes of receiving an invitation after a strong college finale and an impressive showing at the East-West Shrine Game, but he will have to wait and see if any spots open up in the coming weeks. 

Otherwise, NU's other NFL hopefuls will turn their attention to Nebraska's pro day, which is slated for March 7. 

That list includes Ozigbo, offensive linemen Jerald Foster and Tanner Farmer, outside linebacker Luke Gifford, safeties Tre Neal, Antonio Reed and Aaron Williams, inside linebacker Dedrick Young and potentially others. 

Last year, Nebraska had five players invited to the Combine: quarterback Tanner Lee, left tackle Nick Gates, defensive backs Chris Jones and Joshua Kalu and kicker Drew Brown. 

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.


Sports writer

Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

Load comments