The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Iowa Hawkeyes meet for the second consecutive year as new Big Ten rivals, this time in Iowa City for a late-season showdown. The Hawkeyes have been pretty awful as of late, while the Huskers are rolling and seeking a shot at the Big Ten title. The Huskers have been on a tear since they lost to Ohio State in Columbus over a month ago.
This game features some lesser-known NFL Draft prospects, and some guys who could really make an impact at the next level. Here at NFL Mocks, we’ve gone through and scouted some of the top prospects from each team this year:
Perhaps the best overall position in this game will be linebacker, where Iowa features three legitimate starter prospects who are all juniors, and Nebraska has senior Will Compton, one of the top senior linebackers in the country.
Here is a preview of one of our scouting report pages:
44 James Morris, Linebacker, Junior 6’2″ 230 pounds
Morris is a blue-collar, hard-nosed, tough-as-nails inside linebacker prospect who has the look of a future NFL starter, and a reliable one at that. He is rangy and has great leadership skills, and though he came into the Hawkeye football program as a 215 pound pup, he has emerged as one of the team’s top tacklers and grown into a 230 pound beast. Morris is a tackling machine who is always flying to the ball, and he’s been productive ever since his freshman season. He had 70 tackles as a freshman, 109 tackles as a sophomore, and as a junior, he’s looking to break the 100 tackle mark yet again with 96 through 10 games. The former running back is a little tight in the hips in coverage, and he’s not an elite athlete like the other LBs on Iowa’s roster, but he’s going to make tackles and make plays for your defense, and he’s a guy you’ll want to have on your team, undoubtedly.