Nebraska football has a crowded wide receiver room, and there are many options for whoever is under center. With that in mind, one analyst has made his prediction about who will lead Nebraska football in receiving yards in 2022.
In his 3-2-1 column on Thursday, Sean Callahan of Rivals cited wide receiver Trey Palmer to be that guy. Palmer is certainly an interesting choice. He had 30 catches for 344 yards and three touchdowns for LSU last season. It was his highest offensive output. He averaged 11.5 yards per reception in 2021.
This is certainly not a bad selection by any means. When you look at Palmer’s play style, he fits exactly what Nebraska football wants to do. When you look at the game of Casey Thompson and how the quarterback throws down the field, Palmer’s game is tailored for that. He can stretch the field, and make things happen after the catch.
Palmer’s play style fits Nebraska football offense
This is the type of offense that Nebraska football wants to run. With the type of playmakers they’ve gotten, it’s easy to assume that this offense is trending in this direction. Most of the receivers are deep-threats downfield.
Thompson’s arm strength down the field could be exactly what Palmer needs to be that leading wide receiver. According to an unofficial depth chart on Ourlads.com Palmer is listed as a starting wide receiver. It is important to note that these depth charts are unofficial. Nevertheless, it could be a preview of what is to come.
Callahan explained his reasoning in his column.
Today, that guy for me would be LSU transfer Trey Palmer. I just think his familiarity with Mickey Joseph, his speed, and his chemistry with Casey Thompson makes him the logical choice. Today, I would not be surprised at all if he finished with 1,000 yards receiving. I think he’s in the best position to get the most targets in the offense.
All of this makes sense to me, and I would not be surprised if this is something that comes to fruition in the fall. Palmer has the playmaking ability that Nebraska football wants offensively. I could see him making a major impact.