Melvin-Rashaan.jpgOne position hit hard by graduation was Northern Illinois University's secondary. Tommy Davis, who started all 14 games for NIU at free safety, is the lone returning starter in the group. What the Huskies lack in experience, they make up for in athleticism writes Ryan Wood of the Daily Chronicle.

At over six-feet tall, Rashaan Melvin, Dominique Ware and Jimmy Ward bring size to the cornerback position the Huskies did not have last year. New cornerback's coach Richard McNutt has been happy with what he's seen from his charges so far through spring ball.