Notes: As a true freshman in 2007, saw action in seven games and carried 45 times for 209 yards (4.6-yard average) and zero touchdowns with five receptions for 40 yards (8.0) without a score. Did not play against Colorado (foot). Played all 13 games in '08 (two starts), rushing 125-803-7 (6.4) with 25-266-0 (10.6) receiving. Suffered a hip pointer against Colorado and was limited in the Gator Bowl against Clemson. In '09, started all 14 games and totaled 220-1,147-10 (5.2) on the ground with 19-149-0 (7.8) receiving despite being limited against Missouri (flu) and Iowa State and Baylor (right shoulder). Was the Huskers' offensive MVP for the second consecutive season in '10 - toted 188-1,245-11 (6.6) with 5-46-0 (9.2) receiving in 13 games (11 starts). Team captain.
Positives: Can stick his foot in the dirt and go. Outstanding size-speed combination and has enough giddyup to gain the corner. Explosive big-play ability (see Missouri). Agile and elusive. Good hands as a receiver. Paced all backs in agility drills at the Combine with a time of 4.01 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle and 6.67 in the 3-cone drill.
Negatives: Inconsistent and showed he could be contained. Plays small - runs too upright and narrow-based and is not a great tackle breaker. Struggles to sort out what he sees and negotiate through traffic. Questionable competitiveness - is not mentally or physically tough. Does not consistently move the chains and most of yardage resulted from long gains. Disinterested blocker. Bench-pressed 225 pounds only 11 times at the Combine.
Summary: Stiff-hipped, straight-linish burner who flashed explosive, big-play ability when he had wide lanes to run through, but is not strong or creative and would be best in a stretch-zone scheme like that of the Packers, Colts or Texans. Likely will be overdrafted on measurables.