With the 184th pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles
drafted former Husker Nathan Gerry. The safety was the first Nebraska
player to be selected in this year’s draft.
Gerry received high praise in his NFL draft profile,
being called “chiseled from granite.” He still has areas to work on
like his speed and reaction, but “he’s very instinctive and will get to
more plays than he should.”
As a senior, Gerry had 11 starts with
74 tackles and four interceptions. He missed both the opening game and
bowl game due to suspensions, but he still earned All-America honors
from Pro Football Focus (first team), USA Today (second team) and the
Associated Press (third team).
While listed as a safety in his announcement, the Eagles plan to use Gerry as a linebacker.
Erin is the Deputy Editor and Digital Marketing Strategist for Hail Varsity. She has covered Nebraska athletics since 2012, which has included stops at Bleacher Report, Cox Media Group’s Land of 10, and even Hail Varsity (previously from 2012-2017). She has also been featured on the Big Ten Network, NET’s Big Red Wrap-Up, and a varsity of radio shows nationwide. When not covering the Huskers, Erin is probably at Chipotle.