It’s April, which means spring football is upon us in the form of Penn State’s spring practices plus the Blue-White Game and the NFL Draft, in which several Nittany Lions should expect to hear their names called. Saquon Barkley confirmed that he will indeed, be in attendance down in Dallas for the draft’s opening night on Thursday, April 26th. This should come as no surprise, considering the fact he’s a virtual lock to be a Top 5 pick
Speaking of Penn Staters and the NFL Draft: ESPN is looking back at each team’s best and worst picks over the past 10 years, and making the ‘best’ pick for the 49ers is none other than NaVorro Bowman. The rationale for this pick?
Meanwhile, SB Nation explains how Mike Gesicki is one of the most underrated players in the NFL Draft, and will pose a matchup nightmare for any opposing secondary.
On the spring practice front, Micah Parsons is moving over to the ‘Will’ (weak side) position at linebacker. This move might indicate that Ellis Brooks is doing a fine job solidifying himself as the top ‘Mike’ (middle) linebacker on the depth chart. Meanwhile, the competition to find a new kicker in place of Tyler Davis will be more daunting than initially thought.
Sorry to burst your bubble basketbros, but winning the NIT is not a harbinger for making the NCAA Tournament the following year. With that being said though, ESPN’s Bracketologist Joe Lunardi has Penn State in the Big Dance as an 11-seed facing 6-seeded Florida in his first 2019 bracket, so we’ve got that going for us (which is nice).
And on the non-sports front: Who wants some grilled stickie-flavored ice cream?