The Nebraska Cornhuskers’ 2013 graduating class included a bit of everything. Some dynamic talents like Rex Burkhead, Daimion Stafford and Brett Maher played their final games, and the Big Red will now struggle to find adequate replacements.
But the Huskers also had to bid farewell to some contributing role players like Alonzo Whaley and Justin Jackson, who left holes in the depth chart.
When it comes to the Big Red filling those openings entering 2013, it is not just a question of what the departing seniors offered, but also what younger players are available to step into those roles. So let’s look at the five departing starters who will not only be missed for their abilities, but also the lack of talent able to replace them.