Nebraska is the only school to have multiple players selected in every NFL Draft since 1963 but that streak may be in jeopardy as draft begins Thursday night in Philadelphia.
Safety Nate Gerry is considered by many to be the Husker’s top prospect but he carries a late round projection. Gerry played in the Senior Bowl after setting a new school record for interceptions.
Tight end Cethan Carter is another late round possibility after hauling in 19 passes last season.
Receiver Jordan Westerkamp’s draft prospects were damped by a knee injury during bowl practice which required surgery in mid-December. Westerkamp capped his Nebraska career with 167 receptions for 2,474 yards and 18 receiving touchdowns. His receptions total is second in Nebraska history, while his receiving yardage and touchdown totals both ranked fourth on the career charts. He was just the fourth player in school history with 2,000 receiving yards, joining Kenny Bell, Johnny Rodgers and Nate Swift.