Gil Brandt, a senior analyst for NFL.com, thinks former Husker Stanley Jean-Baptiste is one of five that he considers to be “under the radar” players in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Brandt says many teams will “be paying close attention to this player. He’s a junior-college transfer who only played cornerback for a season and a half at Nebraska after switching from wide receiver in 2011. Has very long arms (78 3/8 wingspan) and is a willing tackler. Looks fast in coverage and has quickness. If he looks like he can cover in man drills this week, he might move up into my top 100. Smart player who entered 2013 with his degree already in hand.”
In recruiting news, according to Rivals.com, the Huskers have pulled away a cornerback from Purdue. Less than 24 hours after finishing up a visit to Lincoln, Chris Jones of Jacksonville’s Sandalwood High flipped from Purdue to Nebraska.
Jones said the fact that all the players at his position are starting with a clean slate under new defensive backs coach Charlton Warren was a big selling point.