5. Tommy Armstrong Jr. – Nebraska
2014 stats – 184/345 – 2,695 yards – 22 TD – 12 INT
Armstrong didn’t put up sensational numbers in 2014 thanks to a strong rushing attack led by Ameer Abdullah. Nonetheless, the Cornhuskers relied on Armstrong to provide some offensive balance and take chances down the field. It wasn’t an ideal season for the Nebraska quarterback, but he played well enough for the Huskers to win nine games.
Moving forward, Armstrong needs to work on his consistency and accuracy for Nebraska to be successful next year. Completing just 53 percent of his passes and tossing 12 turnovers isn’t the formula for a high bowl bid without Abdullah.
There’s certainly work to be done with Armstrong in the offseason, but his versatility and ability to scramble make him a great weapon for Nebraska next season.