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Two O-line targets for Nebraska Football in the transfer portal



Jan 2, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; USC Trojans wide receiver Michael Jackson III (9) and offensive lineman Courtland Ford (74) and running back Raleek Brown (14) and tight end Lake McRee (87) celebrate after Jackson scores a touchdown against the Tulane Green Wave during the first half in the 2023 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska football could use some offensive line depth and here are two players the Huskers should target in the transfer portal.

Just about every team in college football could use offensive line depth and Nebraska football is right there. In fact, based on last season, the Huskers could use it more than most.

To be fair, new head coach Matt Rhule seems to like this offensive line and there are reasons to be optimistic.

If Bryce Benhart has taken a step forward this spring that will be a huge help. But adding Ben Scott via the transfer portal, getting Nouredin Nouili back from suspension, as well as Teddy Prochazka at left tackle is like adding three starters.

If Benhart can be solid at right tackle, Turner Corcoran could play guard and Nebraska football should be in a decent spot. However, the Huskers really need some depth, especially at tackle.

Just overall, Nebraska football had really low numbers this spring. That will change with some of the offensive linemen joining from the 2023 class in the fall, but now that the transfer portal window has opened again, there are a couple of players worth targeting.

O-line Nebraska should target in the transfer portal

One of them is former USC offensive tackle Courtland Ford. The 6-foot-6, former three-star recruit has started games at tackle and guard for the Trojans over the past three seasons but hasn’t become a full-time starter.

Ford is from Cedar Hill, Texas and if you look back at this recruiting profile, you’ll see a Baylor offer from 2017, when Rhule was the head coach, so I wouldn’t be shocked at all if the Huskers reached out.

The veteran would be an ideal option. He could compete for a starting job at tackle, be a swing tackle or even push for a spot at guard. 247 Sports did report that Kentucky is strongly in the mix and could be considered the early favorite, but we have seen the Texas ties work before for Rhule and maybe they can again.

In the first transfer portal window, we saw Nebraska football add multiple players from Georgia and another entered the portal this week in Griffin Scroggs. The former three-star recruit didn’t see any time with the Bulldogs last season but is listed at 6-foot-3, 348 pounds.

Having a guy that was with Georgia for a year is never a bad thing. Jacob Hood was in a similar situation. He could be a future starter at tackle and who knows, maybe Scroggs is another starter down the road. His addition would add depth, more experience, and another guy worth developing for down the road.

Nebraska is rebuilding the trenches and adding these two offensive linemen could help the Huskers next season, as well as in the future.

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Chris has worked in sports journalism since 2005 writing for multiple newspapers and websites such as the Bleacher Report and Fansided before starting Husker Big Red, A fan site for hardcore followers of the #Huskers offering articles, podcasts, videos and more exclusive content on all things Nebraska