There was a bit of somber news on the Nebraska football front Saturday afternoon. Head coach Scott Frost met with the media, and indicated that receiver Decoldest Crawford would be out for an extended period of time.
Crawford came to Lincoln, and reunited with coach Mickey Joseph in December. He was part of the 2022 recruiting class, and an LSU transfer who came to the program following Joseph’s arrival.
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This is an unfortunate development. I hate to see Crawford’s injury. He is an explosive wide receiver, and fits the mold of what the Nebraska football offense is trying to do. He can get downfield, and is able to make plays after the catch. Hopefully, this injury will not set him back too much, as I think he will be a key part of the wide receiver room in the future.
He was well on his way to making a good impression, at least in camp. Frost indicated that Crawford was one of the wide receivers that was having a great camp, as noted by Luke Mullen of the Lincoln Journal-Star.
For now, Nebraska football has a ton of depth in the room itself. Alante Brown, Oliver Martin, Trey Palmer and Marcus Washington are just some of the names that the Huskers have at their disposal. They have no shortage of bodies in the wide receiver room, something that could not have been said in past years.
I’m curious to see how long this extended period of time is. Hopefully, Crawford will be healthy at some point this season. I think he is really going to be a big part of the future at the position. I personally would love to see him get some snaps whenever he is healthy, as that will position him well for the future. It is all about developing and continuing to build a pipeline at wide receiver. Nebraska fans should feel confident that they will be able to do so with Mickey Joseph in charge.