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The loss of defensive end Avery Moss for the 2014 season was a big problem for Nebraska’s defense.
Sure, there’s no doubt that Randy Gregory will be the anchor on one side of the line. However, without Moss, it was looking like NU would have to rely on the relatively untested Greg McMullen and the completely untested A.J. Natter and Joe Keels to contribute in that defensive end rotation.
Therefore, it was surprising and intriguing to see Brian Christopherson of the Lincoln Journal Star report that sophomore defensive tackle Maliek Collins was getting some snaps at defensive end.
Yes, the 6'2", 300-pound Collins, apparently with enough speed and athleticism that coaches will at least give him a look coming around the end.
If that thought doesn’t excite you (or terrify you, if you’re an opposing quarterback), you’re not paying attention.
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