Nebraska Football: Why Rex Burkhead Will Be the Steal of the 2013 Draft

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Nebraska Football: Why Rex Burkhead Will Be the Steal of the 2013 Draft
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Rex Burkhead’s senior season for Nebraska hardly fulfilled expectations.  After putting the Husker offense squarely on his back in his junior season, Burkhead expected even greater things to come in 2012.

After scampering 57 yards for a touchdown seconds into Nebraska’s season opener against Southern Miss, it appeared “Superman” was poised to do just that.  But injuries struck, and they struck often, making Burkhead a rare contributor instead of the work-horse back that the Huskers had previously enjoyed.

So what is next for Rex Burkhead after an injury-riddled senior year?  Let’s look at the key factors that make Burkhead a steal for any team in the 2013 NFL draft.

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