Nebraska turned to the transfer portal after a disappointing 3-9 season in 2021 looking to give the 2022 squad a boost. On Tuesday, Cornhusker defensive coordinator Erik Chinander shared that he likes what he’s seen from some of the newcomers with college experience.

Devin Drew, a defensive tackle from Texas Tech, arrived in Lincoln last week and made his practice debut. Speaking to reporters, Chinander called Drew’s transition “pretty amazing” and indicated the former Red Raider is on track to play next week when the Huskers take on Northwestern in Dublin. With Texas Tech, Drew played in 23 games, recording 55 tackles and 10 quarterback hurries.

Chinander highlighted another transfer defender when speaking to reporters. The Nebraska defensive coordinator sees a high ceiling for Tommi Hill. Chinander says the cornerback transfer from Arizona State has a chance to be a special player. As a freshman at ASU, Hill played in 11 games, recording 9 tackles.