10. QB Adrian Martinez, Soph. Nebraska
Martinez already took his lumps in his first season in the Scott Frost offense, and now he should know what he’s doing with a full off-season to prepare as the star for what should be a breathtaking show.
He’s going to lose top receiver Stanley Morgan Jr., but he gets almost all of his main weapons back in an offense that should be far more dangerous after a year of working out the kinks.
The guy hit 65% of his passes for 2,617 yards and 17 touchdowns with eight interceptions, and he ran for 629 yards and eight scores as a true freshman. He’s the franchise star for Frost’s attack, and now, get ready for this thing to go to warp speed.
Frost won’t have a second year at Nebraska like he did going unbeaten at UCF, but if the team is just a wee bit sharper, Martinez will become a statistical superstar.