The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2017 season. Collin Miller comes
Collin Miller | 6-3 | 230 | Redshirt freshman | LB
When, where and what will Miller be this year? The redshirt freshman was named defensive MVP of the scout team last fall while lining up as a defensive end. Coach Mike Riley said Miller had been playing inside linebacker in the new 3-4 scheme, but then the product of Fishers, Indiana, missed the entire spring with a toe injury.
Playing time could be difficult to come by given the position change and lack of spring reps — along with his new spot being loaded with talent like Luke Gifford, Dedrick Young, Avery Roberts and Mohamed Barry, among others. But attrition is inevitable every year, and the Huskers will need plenty of linebackers, making Miller a potential impact player if circumstances allow.