The Nebraska Cornhuskers just finished the first true recruiting class of Mike Riley's tenure as head coach. While the 2016 class was only wrapped up a few days ago, the Cornhuskers have already started working on their 2017 class.
Riley is still building Nebraska the way he wants to, which means he is still working on getting the types of players he wants. He's still using players from the previous regime. While much of Nebraska's 2017 class will just be focused on getting talented players that fit with what Riley wants, there are few positions the Huskers must address. With that in mind, here are the 3 Biggest Team Needs For Nebraska In The 2017 Recruiting Class:
3. Wide Receiver
The Huskers lose a lot at WR next year. The team's three leading receivers will be seniors next year, although De'Mornay Pierson-El will have another year after returning from injury. The Huskers brought in only one scholarship WR, and more are needed with the losses Nebraska is set to suffer.
1. Defensive Line
Nebraska will lose four defensive linemen next year, plus the two starters they lost this season. Nebraska added a pair of DEs this cycle, but they'll need to find more defensive line help in 2017. The Huskers didn't generate enough pass rush last season, and that could continue to be an issue until they find a way to get some impact players.
2. Tight End
The Huskers have three senior tight ends, but the biggest loss is going to be Cethan Carter. He saw an increased role as the season went on as a pass catching weapon, and the Huskers don't have someone of his skill set on the roster. They'll need to find someone to take over for Carter in the 2017 class. For more Nebraska news, download the Chat Sports Android and iPhone app.