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The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska football players you need to know heading into the season. Today we highlight No. 39, Blaise Gunnerson.

TCU transfer Ochaun Mathis will provide the help Nebraska needs, while putting the pass rusher on a stage he can use. Check out Sam McKewon's takes from his decision to commit to the Huskers.

As the NFL draft wraps up Saturday, Nebraska hopes it will be landing one of the best free agents available in college football. Ochaun Mathis is set to announce his decision at 3 p.m.

Mark Whipple admits he occasionally needs a “buffer” between him and NU’s eight quarterbacks. His son, Austin – now a new member of Nebraska’s quality control staff – can be helpful in that way.

Another week, another Husker opponent with an elite pass rusher. This time it's Purdue's George Karlaftis, and here's how Nebraska plans to neutralize him.

Nebraska defensive coordinator Erik Chinander values lockdown cornerbacks and elite pass rushers. So how have the Huskers done recruiting those positions since Chinander arrived?

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Sanders features great speed and explosiveness off the edge to enter the league as a designated pass rusher. He'll need to add some muscle and finetune his focus to become an impact run defender.

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Thomas was the most dominant pass rusher in college football this side of Ann Arbor. He racked up an FBS-leading 77 pressures this season and finished sixth with 29 run stops, according to Pro Football Focus.

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Walker offers premium versatility and immense power. He is an elite run defender, but will need to sharpen his technique to become a more consistent pass rusher.

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