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Postcards from Camp: UCornn Huskers

Steve Dugas

By: Steve Dugas, YFFL.com Draft Guru

Posted: Jul 31, 2013

Postcards from Camp

Summary

The 2012 Huskers fell just a game short of the playoffs as they finished 6-7. A quick glance at the roster would lead you to believe that this is a decent team, but dig a little deeper and you will find cracks in the foundation. Is this team about to completely fall apart or are they still capable of fighting for the wildcard? Kevin is on record saying that he expects to cut 8 players from this roster when cuts are due. He and Bobby are the two most proven owners when it comes to a one year rebuilding, so a quick turnaround isn't out of the question.

Josh Gordon Josh Gordon predicts the number of Huskers victories this season

Critical Question

Are Arian Foster's best days behind him? Foster has been getting no love from the "expert" community this past offseason. He has been run into the ground the past three years. Kevin has got to be kicking himself for not being able to pull the trigger on a deal that would have landed him Stevan Ridley, Randall Cobb, and a draft pick late last year. Foster probably has one or two decent runs left in him; it would make the most sense to unload him as soon as he proves healthy and let someone else worry about the mounting usuage.

Player to Watch

Josh Gordon, WR - Gordon will start the season on the bench after failing yet another drug test for the Huskers. He came into the league with a lot of risk, but he has shown flashes of brilliance and proven the risk may be worth the reward. He will have to be careful though, one more slip-up and he will be done for a year and his career may be over.

Lineup

Russell Wilson, Arian Foster, Andre Brown, Brandon Marshall, Josh Gordon, Jordan Cameron, Kicker, #8 Draft Pick

Outlook

The Huskers will look to rebuild in 2013. Things could change if they were to start 3-0 or 4-0, but that is unlikely. They will lean heavily on Wilson to keep them in games every week, but the task may be too tall even for him. It will be interesting to see if the Huskers pick a RB or WR with the #8 pick, as both are positions of need. Ultimately the Huskers will have two goals for 2013: build a roster to contend in 2014 and beat the Merry Men to 100 YFFL victories (they are up 96-94).

Projections

4-9; 501 Points; 4th Place NFC West