Nebraska Football has surprising name surface as probable WR1

One analyst and former Nebraska Football star believes one of the starters at WR this season has emerged in spring practice.
Nebraska Football has surprising name surface as probable WR1
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For the first few weeks of the Nebraska football team's spring practice, there have been a number of interesting storylines. There's of course been the talk about the quarterbacks. On Thursday there was talk about how the offensive line is coming together. But things have been relatively quiet on the wide receiver front.

Sometimes a silence in an area like that could mean that there really isn't any news to speak of. That would not be particularly good news for a unit that is going to have to make an impact in the 2024 season. However, one analyst and former Nebraska Football player thinks there's at least one wide receiver making some noise.

Appearing on the Husker Radio Network Podcast, former offensive lineman turned talking head Jeremiah Sirles offered up a bit of a surprise as far as the guy he thinks will be WR1 this fall.

"Isaiah Neyor ... looks like he was created in a test tube," Sirles began. "You, you catch footballs and he goes, yes, yes I do....that dude, he's so long and he can run. He looks like he's going to be like a 4.5 (40-yard dash) maybe a low 4.4's dude. He comes out of his breaks very, very smoothly for a tall guy."

Nebraska Football might have surprising WR1 this fall

Of course, Sirles' scouting report isn't something we didn't know. Isaiah Neyor transferred from Wyoming to the Texas Longhorns before landing with Nebraska. He went to Austin because they thought he could be a real weapon in the Big 12.

The issue with Neyor is that he's had some injury problems. If he can be healthy and stay healthy, he wouldn't be that big a surprise. If he can stay healthy, "he's going to be wide receiver 1 for us this year" according to Sirles.

Now the key is making sure he can stay healthy while he continues to grow and learn the Nebraska Football offense.