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Picking Husker Football Alums For Potential NFL Starts

2013’s Husker football squad churned out three players who were drafted in the 2014 NFL Draft back in May. In case you’ve forgotten, those three were cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptitste, offensive guard Spencer Long, and wide receiver Quincy Enunwa.

Do any of these guys have a chance to start in the NFL this year?

Jean-Baptiste was selected in the second round by the New Orleans Saints. They recently acquired long-time veteran Champ Bailey who is definitely aging, but still a beast at the cornerback position nonetheless. The Saints also have stud Keenan Lewis who already has one of the starting corner spots locked up.

Katherine Terrell of had this to say about the cornerback position in New Orleans,

With the addition of 2014 second round pick Stanley Jean-Baptiste, who will likely start out primarily on special teams, and Champ Bailey, depth is not a problem here. The Saints will have their pick of who they want to lineup alongside Lewis.

Spencer Long was taken in the third round by the Washington Redskins. Long seems to be impressing the Redskins organization throughout the offseason and has been doing well behind Chris Chester. Liz Clarke of the Washington Post had some thoughts on Long.

Until this week, Long had been lining up at right guard with the second-team offense, behind nine-year veteran Chris Chester, who hasn’t missed a start in three seasons. But as promised, offensive line coach Chris Foerster flipped the second-team assignments following the team’s preseason opener to evaluate who could function best as a swing guard.

Clarke mentioned in the article that if Long keeps up what he’s doing, he very well could be in that starting line up come time for the regular season.

Quincy Enunwa was a sixth round pick by the New York Jets and is currently fighting for a roster spot. So yeah, it’s not likely that Quincy is going to be a starter for the Jets. Maybe in time though, maybe in time.

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