Nebraska Football: Young talent makes up for loss of Wan’Dale Robinson

Nebraska football should be alright offensively.

First off, let me start by saying this. It is truly a bummer that Nebraska football has lost Wan’Dale Robinson. Robinson was a cataclysmic player who could do a little bit of everything. He was fun to watch, and he was one of my favorite players to watch.

For his Nebraska football career, Robinson recorded 580 rushing yards and four touchdowns. He proved to be equally as effective as a receiver, catching 91 passes for 914 yards and three touchdowns. There is no doubt that Nebraska is losing a very talented football player.

However, they have the horses to make up for it.

When you look at what Nebraska has at the tight end position in Thomas Fidone, AJ Rollins, and James Carnie, they will be able to use the tight end position like never before. I call these guys the Three Horsemen. They should stabilize the position for years to come.

Nebraska also has some talent at the wide receiver position. Sean Hardy, Latrell Neville, and Kamonte Grimes should definitely be able to help the Nebraska football program. Not only that, those three receivers I mentioned all have size. Grimes measures in at 6-foot-two, 205 pounds. Hardy is six-foot-three, 190 pounds. Neville is six-foot-three, 195 pounds.

Between the tight ends and the incoming talent at wide receiver, Nebraska does have the personnel to make up for the loss of Robinson. Especially when you factor in the addition of Samori Toure, this team figures to have a better offense than they did last year.

Although the loss of Robinson is truly a disappointment just because of the talent he brings, Nebraska is more equipped to deal with his departure. Sure, a lot of this talent is young and will need to learn on the fly. However, because of their youth, they will be able to hopefully develop and become a big part of the Nebraska offense for years to come.

Now more than ever, we are seeing so many names enter the transfer portal. With Robinson citing the need to be closer to his mother and displeasure with how he was used at Nebraska, maybe this wasn’t such a good fit after all.

Hopefully, 2021 class can make up for Robinson’s departure. Maybe, his departure will force the Nebraska quarterbacks to begin throwing the ball downfield. I’ve wanted them to throw downfield for as long as I can remember. Last year in particular, it seemed like their first look was always to Robinson. That was good for Robinson, but perhaps not so good for the outside wide receivers.

As far as Wan’Dale goes, hopefully, he finds a program that fits him. He was really fun to watch at Nebraska, and I hope he succeeds wherever he goes.