Nebraska football: 3 breakout candidates for the 2023 season

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MJ Sherman is coming from one of the best programs in college football as he spent the last three years at Georgia, winning a couple of national titles during his time in Athens.

The former top-35 prospect in the 2020 class played a lot of special teams at Georgia, finishing with 14 total tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in 24 games. While his production doesn’t exactly match his recruiting ranking, he looks like a guy that was just buried on an elite depth chart and just needed a change of scenery to break out.

And that’s going to happen with Nebraska.

Sherman is projected to start at linebacker for the Cornhuskers and he might just be one of the most naturally talented guys on the defensive side of the ball. This is the change of scenery that he needed and he’s going to have a big year.

I wouldn’t be shocked to see Sherman develop into a draft prospect with a massive season in year one of Matt Rhule.