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Nebraska vs. Wisconsin, college football, 10.6.18

Nebraska wide receiver JD Spielman (10) pulls in a one-handed catch for a first down in the fourth quarter against Wisconsin's Eric Burrell (25) at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday.

JD Spielman is the most experienced wide receiver Nebraska has on its roster, and as such, he's widely seen as a leader in the room. 

Former Husker Stanley Morgan said this winter that he saw Spielman step up more vocally as 2018 progressed, and both offensive coordinator Troy Walters and head coach Scott Frost have mentioned Spielman's leadership role growing as his veteran status continues to grow. 

So perhaps it wasn't surprising to see him in a lighthearted video produced by the school on Friday, wrapping up Week 1 with senior cornerback Lamar Jackson and speaking for his position group. 

Jackson asked him which defensive backs have been giving him problems through the first three practices. 

"Lamar, you obviously. Marquel Disuke. JoJo (Domann). All the DBs have really been giving the work to the wideouts. We've got to get better. I'll be on the wideouts in the room every day. We've got to keep working. The DBs are giving it to us but it's only making us better." 

There are more unknowns than answers after Spielman in NU's receiving group, though the Huskers have plenty of candidates to sort through. 

Spielman missed the final two games of 2018 with a high ankle sprain but is healthy to start spring ball. Frost earlier this week called it a "luxury" to have a receiver of Spielman's caliber as a starting point for the group. 

Spielman also said, "The body's feeling good. I'm a little sore, but I've been worse." 

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