Newby comes to Nebraska with immediate expectations to make an impact as a true freshman. As a senior Newby rushed for 2,305 yards and 45 touchdowns and was named the California high school player of the year. Here's another stat to chew on - since 2002 14 different true freshmen running backs have played at Nebraska. The only two that red shirted were Collins Okafor and Lester Ward. If history tells us anything, Newby will play as a true freshman.
Sean Callahan - No. 24 / Dan Hoppen - No. 37 / Robin Washut- NR
A shoulder injury kept senior cornerback Andrew Green out for the spring. You couple that with a disappointing 2012 season, it's hard to know what the Huskers will get out of Green in his final season. Green has played in 22 games and has 17 careers starts over his career, but has yet to take that next step to be a shutdown cornerback. The competition at cornerback is arguably as strong as any on the team. It will be interesting to see how Green factors in when camp opens up this August.
Sean Callahan - No. 28 / Dan Hoppen - No. 35 / Robin Washut - NR
Like Newby, incoming freshman running back Adam Taylor has the potential to make a major impact in year one for Nebraska. Taylor is a physical runner that's dominated at the highest level of Texas high school football and appears poised to be a short yardage and goal line type running back for the Huskers immediately. The fact Taylor comes from a 5A Texas program should also make his transition that much easier.
Sean Callahan - No. 29 / Dan Hoppen - NR / Robin Washut - No. 37
Every year a surprise walk-on player cracks the rotation in head coach Bo Pelini's defense. In 2013, look for junior linebacker Trevor Roach to get on the field and play significant snaps at Mike. Roach is a solid player that know the defense, and the other thing to factor in is the off-season shoulder surgery sophomore David Santos had, which could limit him in August and increase Roach's snaps.
Sean Callahan - No. 30 / Dan Hoppen - NR/ Robin Washut - NR
Coming out of the spring redshirt freshman Sam Foltz is in the driver's seat to be Nebraska's punter in 2013. The Grand Island native is a talented athlete that was also in the mix for playing time at wide receiver this spring, but it's assumed now all of his focus will be at punter. Foltz has an extremely strong leg and is only going to get better the more he concentrates and focuses exclusively on punting. Foltz has been a four-sport athlete (football, basketball, track and baseball) for his entire life and has never been able to concentrate solely on punting.
Sean Callahan - No. 38 / Dan Hoppen - No. 35 / Robin Washut - No. 39