Former Detroit Lions president Matt Millen predicted that Penn State junior QB Christian Hackenberg will apply for early entry into the NFL draft in 2016 and go in the top five.
Sports on Earth's Matt Brown says Penn State junior QB Christian Hackenberg is a top-10 college football player on talent alone, but ranks him No. 76 because of his substandard 2014 performance.
Penn State junior QB Christian Hackenberg boasts a "prototypical frame that already has scouts drooling" and it "wouldn’t at all be surprising to see him sneak into the top five," writes ESPN's Travis Haney.
WalterFootball reports that NFL sources are still confident Penn State junior QB Christian Hackenberg could end up "being an elite quarterback prospect."
Penn State junior QB Christian Hackenberg was named to the watch list for the Manning Award, which is awarded to the top quarterback in college football.
NFL Media's Charles Davis writes that Penn State junior QB Christian Hackenberg "has plenty to clean up (footwork, decision making), but this might be the first year he's truly settled in at Penn State."
"Improved consistency is exactly what NFL scouts are looking for" from Penn State junior QB Christian Hackenberg in 2015, CBS Sports Dane Brugler notes.
Penn State junior QB Christian Hackenberg is the most overrated quarterback prospect in the nation, in the estimation of With the First Pick's Jon Dove.
Penn State junior QB Christian Hackenberg is "still coveted as the possible No. 1 overall pick in the draft, despite last season's frustrations," writes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.
NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah tweeted the positive and negative parts of Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg's current evaluation.
ESPN's Mel Kiper ranked Penn State junior Christian Hackenberg as the No. 2 underclassmen quarterback in the land.
Penn State junior QB Christian Hackenberg's "accuracy was absolutely rotten last season and he missed too many opportunities," writes NFL Media's Lance Zierlein.
Penn State has "a chance to be favored in as many as nine or 10 games this season" and "will be a much better team in [James] Franklin's second season," according to ESPN correspondent Phil Steele.
Only seven offensive lines allowed more frequent sacks on passing downs than Penn State during the 2014 season, according to SB Nation's Bill Connelly.