While we take a closer look at the tight ends this morning, we'd also like take a broader view at all of Christian Hackenberg's targets for the 2014 and ask: Who will lead Penn State in receptions this fall?
The receiving corps will certainly have its hands full in replacing current Jacksonville Jaguar Allen Robinson. A-Rob was practically unstoppable during the past two seasons. While Penn State will certainly miss the "instant offense" Robinson provided when the team needed him most, the Nittany Lions are loaded with potential at the receiver and tight end positions.
The smart money seems to be on Geno Lewis, who is likely destined to take on the number one receiver spot in 2014. The rising sophomore had an impressive start to his Penn State career in 2013, but it's too early to tell just how much of an impact he will have on the collegiate level. Tight end Jesse James is Penn State's leading returnee is both receptions and yards, but the question remains how much he'll be targeted with so many other talented options within his position group. Speaking of right ends, Adam Breneman seems destined for stardom and we all know Kyle Carter is a match-up nightmare for defenses when he's healthy.
Penn State also has several talented incoming freshman (both redshirt and true) who could become the focal point of the offense sometime during the fall. Players like De'Andre Thompkins, Saeed Blacknall and DaeSean Hamilton each have the potential to contribute immediately for the Nittany Lions.
So give us your take in the comments below. Tell us who you believe will have the most receptions by the time the 2014 football season is in the books.
Just 19 more days...