The scheme of head coach Bo Pelini and coordinator Carl Pelini has a lot to do with Nebraska’s success on defense, but a wealth of talent – including a pair of potential first-round picks – and versatility are the keys to making that scheme work.
The Cornhuskers often show a 4-2-5 alignment and the defensive line does a great job of maintaining gap control, holding the point of attack and controlling blockers in order to allow Nebraska’s quick, reliable linebackers to flow to the ball against the run.
Who are Nebraska's top players and NFL prospects along the defensive front? Which elite prospect leads a deep, versatile secondary? Kevin Weidl answers those questions only for ESPN Insiders.