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Spring Practice Position Battles: The Victors (Cornerback)

Although Nebraska’s spring game was rained out, the Huskers’ 14 other spring practices have shown enough for fans and media to start forming opinions about the 2012 depth chart.

At the end of Nebraska’s spring session, Husker Corner breaks down who has put themselves in the best position to win their respective position battles. The field at cornerback is loaded, begging the question: who will emerge?

The Competitors

Right now, it looks like Andrew Green and Ciante Evans are cemented as starters, with Evans in the nickel role. The spot up for grabs is the corner role opposite Green. Stanley Jean-Baptiste and Antonio Bell are the top returning guys for the Huskers, but newcomer Mohammed Seisay shook things up when he showed his worth early in camp. Seisay started as a freshman at Memphis and is fighting to do the same thing at Nebraska.

The Circumstances

Jean-Baptiste is fully healthy now after finishing the final third of the season dinged up. Many people though Jean-Baptiste would slip into the starting role after Alfonzo Dennard graduated, but that wasn’t necessarily the case. Bell, who had a strong spring practice session in 2011, began this spring with the first team, and continued to play with the top squad for most of spring practice. Seisay received rave reviews from coaches, being referred to as a player who only has to be told once to do something.

The Victor

Bell walked out of spring camp with one of the top spots, but it’s hard to say how long that will last. Seisay has such a high ceiling, and Bell appears to have approached his ceiling already. Nebraska’s coaches have tried to groom potential in the past, and it looks like they might try to do that again this time around with Seisay as their starter.

By Chris Peters

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