Nebraska Football: Full spring will benefit Nadab Joseph

Nebraska cornerback Nadab Joseph (16) is carted off the field after an injury during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette.Cfb Purdue Vs Nebraska
Nebraska cornerback Nadab Joseph (16) is carted off the field after an injury during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette.Cfb Purdue Vs Nebraska /
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It’s time to see what Joseph can do for Nebraska football.

As spring practices began for Nebraska football on Tuesday, there are several players who I am interested in seeing develop. One of those players is cornerback Nadab Joseph. Joseph played a little bit for Nebraska football last season in what was a bit of a short year for him in terms of not having spring practice.

He was able to get a lot of playing time on special teams last year, and the best part is, that experience didn’t count for anything in terms of eligibility. Now, he will enter the 2021 spring portion of the season with an opportunity to make a name for himself.

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He is certainly a highly regarded player. I remember writing about him, and talking about his tenacity and his pursuit of the football as well as his ability to cover and make tackles. He brings a spark of energy that this secondary needs.

He is unlike anything Nebraska football currently has in their secondary. That’s not to diminish what others bring to the table, he is just that cataclysmic of a player. He can take away one side of the field with ease, and he brings that shutdown corner ability that Nebraska has not had in the secondary in quite some time.

I’ll be interested to see how he does over the course of this spring. He is definitely somebody that I could see playing frequently in 2021. Sean Callahan posed the question on Sunday if Joseph would be able to emerge from the secondary. I think the answer is yes. He definitely has the raw talent to be able to succeed in the Nebraska football secondary. The position itself is deep.

Nebraska football just needs to be able to find a replacement for Dicaprio Bootle. Joseph could be the replacement. Luckily, the program will be able to use this spring to figure out where he could fit exactly. I don’t think the question is “Can Joseph emerge from the secondary?” I think the question will be “How often will we see Joseph in the secondary?”

He is a name I will be watching as well this spring. He has big-play capability. Now he just needs to be able to put that raw talent together. If he can put things together this spring carry that over into the fall, I expect to see him on the field quite a bit. He has too much talent to have him to sit on the sidelines.