On Cam Taylor-Britt's Positional Versatility
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No Pickering, Taylor-Britt a Starter, Depth Chart Notes for Huskers

September 09, 2019

Nebraska (1-1) released its new depth chart for Week 3 against Northern Illinois (1-1) and there are quite a few changes worth noting. Kickoff between the two is set for 7 p.m. CT on FS1. 

>> It took two games into Cam Taylor-Britt’s sophomore year for him to earn starting status. 

The defensive back from Alabama showed up on the Huskers’ depth chart for Northern Illinois as a starter at safety, displacing Eric Lee Jr. and bumping Deontai Williams (injured) from the two-deep altogether.  

Taylor-Britt was on the field for most of the afternoon Saturday against Colorado, playing in a nickel role, and finished the day with four solo tackles and two forced fumbles. He came to Nebraska as a cornerback after playing quarterback in high school, and now he’s at safety after splitting his time there in fall camp. 

Lee started the last game after Williams, a starter to open the season, went down with a shoulder injury against South Alabama. Lee is listed as the No. 2 behind Taylor-Britt.

Walk-on Eli Sullivan is also now on the depth chart as the No. 3 safety behind Marquel Dismuke and Isaiah Stalbird. 

>> Sophomore kicker Barret Pickering is now not even listed on the Husker two-deep. Pickering connected on 14 of his 18 attempts — including all of his final 11 — last season and Nebraska looked to have some real stability at the position entering the year, but Pickering has yet to make his 2019 debut as he nurses an undisclosed injury.

Still, Pickering had been the top-listed kicker on each of the team's first two depth charts.

In his place against Colorado, punter Isaac Armstrong handled both punt and field goal responsibilities and backup punter Will Przystup took over on kickoff. It looks as though Armstrong is set to handle both again when Northern Illinois comes to town. He went 1-for-2 on kicks against Colorado, making a 26-yarder from the right hash in the second quarter but missing a game-tying 48-yarder in overtime that would have prolonged the game.

>> Outside linebacker JoJo Domann is now a starter at nickel. 

The junior was a co-starter with Caleb Tannor at outside linebacker in the previous two weeks, but now he's got his own spot on the depth chart. Tannor remains the starter opposite Alex Davis as the two outside 'backers, freshman Garrett Nelson moves up to the No. 2 spot behind Tannor and Domann gets a position all to himself.  

>> Senior wideout Mike Williams is now listed as a co-starter at the spot with Cal grad transfer Kanawai Noa. 

Noa has just one target in the first two games despite playing a good deal of the snaps. His blocking on the edge has been excellent, but he hasn't provided much else. 

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