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The tight end has always been an unheralded security blanket for Nebraska’s offense. Other than one mystifying season where Mike McNeill was almost entirely ignored, Nebraska has been ahead of the curve in terms of using the tight end as a down-the-field offensive weapon.
With the departure of Ben Cotton and Kyler Reed, many Nebraska fans assume there will be a dip in production from that spot in 2013. But Jake Long, a senior, looks poised to continue the tradition of productive and dangerous tight ends. He has game experience and has the frame (6’4”, 240 pounds) to be dangerous.
Plus, he’s an absolute monster in my NCAA Football 14 dynasty, which is almost always a great predictor of real-life success.
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