1) Stanley Jean Baptiste: The senior cornerback has been an interception machine in 2013, recording one in each of the first four games. Baptiste is making opposing quarterbacks think twice about throwing his way. He has become the leader of the defensive unit, and his NFL stock is rising with each game he plays.
2Ameer Abdullah: Abdullah has clearly carried the load for the Nebraska Cornhuskers offense through four games this year. The junior running back has rushed for 465 yards and three touchdowns this season and is on pace to finish with well over a thousand yards. Abdullah has also established himself as one of the few emotional leaders on the team. In the loss to UCLA, Abdullah looked like the only player on the field playing with a purpose.
3) Randy Gregory: Although the junior defensive end is still learning on the fly, he is the motor that has kept the defensive line moving. He had his best game of the 2013 season last weekend against South Dakota State with 5 tackles and .5 sacks. With a some fine tuning Gregory could develop into the best defensive lineman in The Big Ten.
4) Quincy Enunwa: We all knew that Enunwa had solid hands and was a valuable pass catcher, but I don’t think anyone expected him to lead the team in receiving. He has 17 receptions for 202 yards and 5 touchdowns. Quincy is on his way to being an All Big Ten selection by seasons end.
5) Terrell Newby: The true freshman running back has shown flashes of a very bright future through four games. Newby is the complete package at running back. Speed, balance, and change of direction look phenomenal. His balance might be the best of his skills. He finds a way to stay on his feet no matter what the situation might be.