Monday Morning Quarterback: Is Dedrick Mills the key missing piece for Huskers football?
Husker Nation is lit up this week about the (unconfirmed) impending arrival of RB Dedrick Mills at Nebraska to start preparing for the 2019 season. At 5’11”, 225 pounds, Mills was the No. 1 ranked junior college running back in 2018 by Rivals, with 1,358 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns last year.
As a true freshman in 2016 for Georgia Tech, Mills was the team’s leading rusher and the ACC Rookie of the Year with 771 yards and 12 touchdowns in only 9 games. Some ACC experts thought he was the best B back in the conference and one of the premier in the nation. That combination of strength and speed at running could be an important part of coach Scott Frost’s offensive schemes this year.
But it’s not just all sunshine and daisies. Mills was kicked off the Georgia Tech team after the 2016 season for multiple team incidents. In the words of his coach at Georgia Tech, Paul Johnson, “The football part has never been a problem for Dedrick.” After transferring to junior college, he was injured and missed all of the 2017 season, before bouncing back last year.
Given RB Maurice Washington’s legal situation, do you think Dedrick Mills is the key missing piece for the Huskers in 2019?