The following depth chart is based on a true story.
This week’s depth chart features no shocking moves or absences, which is generally a good thing. Brendan Mahon was held out of the Georgia State game with an apparent hand injury, but hasn’t been ruled out of the Penn State’s first road game against Iowa this weekend. Torrence Brown provided fans with a scare as he was carted off the field on Saturday with a leg injury, and in typical Franklin fashion we’re left guessing on his status as well. The most we can say at this point is that Mahon and Brown’s continued presence on the depth chart is not bad news. Just remember that Franklin makes a point never to disclose the health status of his players.
There’s only one change to the depth chart which is the disappearance of Jake Cooper’s (LB) name. The linebacker positions now only have a two-deep listed with Cam Brown, Brandon Smith, and Jarvis Miller listed respectively in support of Manny Bowen, Jason Cabinda, and Koa Farmer. Cam Brown was held out of the Georgia State game for an undisclosed reason, which would have been valuable experience for such a thin group. Durability will be important for the linebackers as Penn State enters conference schedule and an uptick in physicality.