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In some ways, this might be the most speculative of the entire list of players.
In Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska may well have the best returning running back in the Big Ten. NU’s offense will certainly revolve around Abdullah in 2014.
Imani Cross is a year ahead of Terrell Newby and brings a change of pace to Nebraska’s attack. And Adam Taylor, who redshirted last year, has been drawing rave reviews.
But Newby’s breakaway speed brings an element to Nebraska’s attack that simply does not exist elsewhere. There was a reason Newby kept seeing the field last year, even when he struggled. With an extra year to mature and learn the offense, Newby may well become a significant part of Nebraska’s attack in 2014.