Another great day of spring football has come and gone, and will hopefully tide Penn State fans over until the Nittany Lions open the 2018 season on September 1 against Appalachian State.
This year’s Blue-White game, a 21-10 victory for the Blue Team, produced the fourth-largest turnout of any spring game this year and gave us all plenty to talk about for the next four months.
2018 Spring Game attendance (FINAL)— Pick Six Previews (@PickSixPreviews) April 21, 2018
86,818 - Nebraska
82,184 - UGA
74,732 - Alabama
71,000 - PSU
65,098 - Tennessee
60,934 - FSU
55,000 - Clemson
53,015 - UF
52,102 - OU
48,000 - A&M
47,803 - Ohio St
36,814 - VA Tech
36,090 - Kentucky
31,751 - ND
28,033 - Auburn
25,500 - SCar
The Daily Collegian’s Tyler King shared his most prominent takeaways from the spring game, highlighted by some question marks on defense and a couple of impressive days on offense, one of which could lead to some postseason hardware.
Sticking with the Daily Collegian and that possible Heisman Trophy winner, Thomas Schlarp detailed how Trace McSorely is well on his way to succeeding Saquon Barkley as the face of Penn State’s offense.
StateCollege.com’s Mike Poorman tells the story of how the Nittany Lions were able to hold onto Sean Spencer despite a number of enticing offers floating the associate head coach’s way. If that doesn’t tug at the strings of your heart, I’m not sure what will.
NFL Draft Week
The NFL Draft is this week, in case you were unaware. After months of deliberation over where Saquon Barkley will end up, his fate will be decided early into Thursday’s festivities.
A surefire top-10 pick — even as high as No. 1 — Barkley will make an immediate impact wherever he is taken. SB Nation college football contributor Alex Kirshner outlined what makes Barkley such a generational talent and how his skill set makes him worthy of a top-5 pick.
Mark Maske of the Washington Post argues that, in a quarterback-heavy draft, the three best players in the draft don’t play the position... at least, not regularly.
In other Nittany Lions-related draft news, former Penn State football reporter Jourdan Rodrigue argues that Daesean Hamilton may be the perfect wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers. Mike Gesicki, meanwhile, tops USA Today’s list of tight end prospects.