Jack Stoll is undoubtedly a player with the most to prove on offense. After a promising sophomore campaign in 2018, the tight end will have to prove that he is a valued part of the offense this coming season. It’s not that he does not have any skill. It is just that there are so many weapons on that side of the football that can cause them to be easily be overlooked.
Stoll showed Nebraska football a little bit of what he could do in 2018. He caught 21 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns. Averaging 11.7 yards per reception, he essentially was good for a first down every time he caught the football. Now a junior, he needs to be able to take his numbers up a notch. Granted, it’s not always up to him. The quarterback ultimately decides who throws the football and where he will throw the football. However with that in mind Stoll, needs to make sure he gets open at all times. With such deep wide receiving corps, targets may be at a premium at the tight end position. His best performance last season came against Purdue. In that contest, he caught four passes for 51 yards. Averaging 12.8 yards per catch, that was a game where he proved he could be a go-to weapon for the offense.
He has had a year under head coach Scott Frost to learn the playbook and get familiar with the offense. Now, he needs to prove that he can consistently put together an effort that would allow him to be a key part of the offense. If he can show that early in the 2019 season, it could be his best year to date and would certainly make him stand out on a crowded unit.