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Gomes certainly had the knack for finding the football during his two-year career at Nebraska. Not only did the former junior college transfer finish second on the team with a career-high 99 tackles during his 2010 senior season, he posted three of his seven career interceptions and forced two fumbles while recovering one to earn honorable mention All-Big 12 recognition. When his career in Lincoln ended, Gomes was credited with five forced fumbles and 12 passes defended. He also returned an interception 40 yards for a touchdown in Nebraska's 38-17 win over Idaho on Sept. 11. While Gomes shined in the secondary, he showed his versatility by stepping in at linebacker for the injured Will Compton in a 48-13 win over Kansas State on Oct. 7. His versatility and ability to make big plays is what could get Gomes drafted, however, likely not until the later rounds. He has the body and durability to hold up in the NFL, but many scouts believe he lacks the ideal coverage skills to be a starter on the pro level. Gomes earned an invitation to the NFL combine, but did not do anything spectacular. A 4.50-second effort in the 40-yard dash might have been his highlight.