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Nebraska Football: Marcus Washington emerging for big role

Oct 30, 2021; Waco, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns wide receiver Marcus Washington (15) looks to get by Baylor Bears cornerback Kalon Barnes (12) in the first half of an NCAA football game at McLane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Spillman-USA TODAY Sports

We are getting close to the opener, and Nebraska football is continuing to figure out combinations for their personnel. One of the intriguing names that has emerged at wide receiver is Marcus Washington.

The Texas transfer came to the program in May. He recorded 18 catches for 277 yards and two touchdowns last season. He is reunited with his teammate from Texas in Casey Thompson.

He also should be in the thick of things in terms of personnel. Steven M. Sipple hosted a Tunnel Talk on Friday. He indicated that Washington may be in the starting lineup based on what he has seen. This would make a ton of sense, given the familiarity with Thompson already.

Washington can do a variety of things for Nebraska football

In addition to his familiarity with Thompson, Washington can stretch the field. This is something that Nebraska football is looking for as they remake their offense. They want playmakers, and the best players on the field. Washington doesn’t come to the Nebraska football program with the intention of sitting on the bench. He should also be able to provide a deep threat for Nebraska football, as they continue to remake the offense.

Although Washington did not get a ton of playing time at Texas, that doesn’t look like it will be the case at Nebraska. He is very much in the thick of things, and I’m curious to see what type of value he will add to the offense. he is a dynamic playmaker, and it looks like Nebraska is going to feature him early.

If I had to guess, Washington is a guy that Mickey Joseph wants to see on the field. Joseph has control of that wide receiver room, and he probably really likes what he sees out of him. Now more than ever, Nebraska football needs to put their best playmakers on the field. Washington is that type of guy from a skill set standpoint.

It’s good to see personnel being figured out. Now, it’s about putting all these pieces together.

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