The Nebraska Football team needs to upgrade its wide receiver corps in 2024 and there is one transfer portal player soon to be ready to be grabbed up.
While the Nebraska Football team has a lot of offensive problems, it’s rather clear that chief among those problems is that the receiver corps leaves a lot to be desired.
Make no mistake, the Huskers also need to upgrade at the quarterback position, but it’s clear that Nebraska Football doesn’t have a Trey Palmer on the roster this year. There isn’t someone who can step up and put the team on his back.
Just such a person, in the form of Boise State receiver Eric McAlister is about to become available. McAlister just quit the Broncos this week and plans to enter the transfer portal when it opens on December 4.
Nebraska Football would be smart to try and get in on the ground floor and snap up this mid-major player before the rest of the college football world comes calling. He’d be a kind of Billy Kemp IV type player for 2025, with a bit more explosiveness.
Nebraska Football needs to upgrade at wide receiver
While the Nebraska Football team’s biggest problem at the moment appears to be the quarterback position, if the Huskers do upgrade that position this offseason, he’s still going to need someone to throw to. McAlister could be the kind of weapon at receiver that Trey Palmer was.
He could be the kind of guy that puts the team on his back when it needs a big catch. The kind of receiver the team doesn’t have right now. Even with the continued growth and development of the freshmen receivers that are seeing more playing time of late.
McAlister isn’t leaving Boise State because of playing time. He led the team in catches with 47, and yards with 873. With four games to go, it’s almost a certainty that he was going to get 1,000 yards this season.
Nebraska Football could use a guy like that in Year 2 of the Matt Rhule regime. On December 4, he’ll be there for the plucking, if the coaching staff plays its cards right.