Wisconsin Football: Top Five Big Ten Wide Receivers

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#5 – J.D. Spielman, Nebraska

J.D. Spielman was one of the most dangerous all-around offensive players in the conference last season as a freshman. A threat on the ground, through the air, and in the return game, new head coach Scott Frost has got to be giddy thinking of all the possible ways he can deploy Spielman in 2018.

Spielman tallied 1,572 all-purpose yards last year, a freshman record at Nebraska, on his way to earning Freshman All-America and third team All-Big Ten honors. He had one of the most impressive performances of any receiver in the conference last season when he put up a school-record 200 receiving yards in an October showdown against Ohio State and its loaded defensive backfield in Lincoln.

Spielman will have a great shot to put together another outstanding season in 2018.

The Huskers will be breaking in a new starting quarterback after losing Tanner Lee, but regardless of who lines up under center, they will be airing it out a ton this year.  There has been lots of buzz surrounding Frost and the dynamic offense he has brought with him from UCF, and Spielman, along with his partner in crime at receiver Stanley Morgan Jr., figure to be the prime beneficiaries of this new offensive attack.

Spielman is a dynamic player who can break open a game in so many different ways, and you can be sure Frost is going to want to get the ball in his hands as much as possible. The combination of Frost’s gifted offensive mind and Spielman’s talent should be a formidable partnership in 2018.