As a redshirt freshman in 2014, DaeSean Hamilton had a breakout performance to kickoff the season against UCF in Dublin and was subsequently dubbed “BaeSean” by this blog. He finished that season named to multiple All-Big Ten Freshman teams, and was then expected to have a breakout 2015.
Last season, he became Christian Hackenberg’s second option as wide receiver Chris Godwin exerted his dominance down field. Hamilton still finished the season with the team’s most passes caught for touchdowns (6) and 580 yards on 45 catches (12.9 ypc) and will be another reliable threat for new starting quarterback Trace McSorley in Joe Moorhead’s offense—part of a group of pass catchers that are amongst the best in the nation.
Barring a step back, Hamilton will likely be drafted after his redshirt junior season this year (where we at BSD expect him to do great things) and has the potential to go fairly high in the draft.
Also a number five on this squad?
None other than redshirt senior linebacker Nyeem Wartman-White, who was poised to take over the mike position last season from the departed Mike Hull before an early injury in the season opener at Temple cut short his season.
Wartman-White returns this year for his final season in the blue and white and looks ready to come back with a vengeance, flanking Jason Cabinda on the outside as part of a starting trio of linebackers that should rival any starting group in the country.