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Irvin Charles, a 4-star commit from Haddonfield, N.J has made a verbal commitment to Penn state.

"PennState gets commit from 4-star WR Irvin Charles. PSU's 11 4-star commits as many blue-chippers as it had in last 3 classes combined," Feldman tweeted. The 6-foot-4, 212 pound Charles, caught 49 passes last year for 848 yards and 11 touchdowns for Paul VI High School. The Penn State prospect chose the Lions over Ohio State, Florida, Alabama, Rutgers, Pitt, South Carolina and many others. Charles will be a part of the Lions' class of 2015.
Jul 19 - 2:01 PM

Penn State senior G Miles Dieffenbach hopes to return from a knee injury early enough to play in the school's final three or four games this season.

Dieffenbach suffered a torn ACL during spring practice. The graduate senior has started 23 games in the past two seasons at both left and right guard, so his veteran presence among the interior of the offensive line will be missed.
Jul 14 - 10:38 AM

Penn State redshirt junior LB Ben Kline suffered a torn Achilles tendon during a summer workout, according to Sean Fitz.

Like other previous Penn State linebackers, this is not Kline's first injury. He only played in six games last season due to a shoulder issue, only starting two. When members of the Nittany Lion football team were allowed to freely transfer, Bruce Feldman noted Arizona State was pursuing Kline. He will miss a significant amount of time.
Source: 247 Sports
Jun 25 - 1:30 PM

A Penn State spokesman confirmed that four players, including senior OG Anthony Alosi, are leaving the program.

Alosi, WRs Richy Anderson and Jonathan Warner, and QB Austin Whipple are no longer with the team. "We thank them for their contributions to the program and wish them well in their future academic and athletic endeavors," coach James Franklin said in a statement. Alosi had been on indefinite suspension since this spring when he was charged with simple assault and harassment. The redshirt senior will graduate in August. Warner, the son of PSU Hall of Famer Curt Warner, will continue his education at Penn State. Anderson, former PSU RB Richie Anderson's son, plans to transfer, as does Whipple.
Source: Penn Live
Jun 15 - 4:20 PM

Penn State head coach James Franklin installed the Wildcat into the Nittany Lions' offense.

PSU's new coach envisions WR Geno Lewis and lightning-fast RB Bill Belton creating matchup nightmares for Big 10 defenses. Of course, Franklin mentioned the need to identify a speedster who can at least give defenses the allusion of a passing threat. He'll look to do so in summer camp.
Jun 6 - 9:05 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks writes that "NFL scouts are already salivating about" Penn State sophomore QB Christian Hackenberg's "potential at the next level."

The 6-4, 220-pounder completed about 59 percent of his passes for 2,955 yards with a 20/10 TD-to-INT ratio as a true freshman last year. "More importantly, Hackenberg helped the Nittany Lions knock off a couple of Big Ten heavyweights (Michigan and Wisconsin), while displaying the kind of grit and determination scouts covet in franchise quarterbacks," Brooks wrote. The analyst is also impressed by Hackenberg's "impressive arm strength, anticipation and awareness at this stage of his career."
Source: NFL.com
May 21 - 9:29 PM

Cardinals signed Penn State LB Glenn Carson.

Carson (6-foot-2 5/8, 238) was a three-year starter at inside linebacker for the Nittany Lions, leading the team in tackles (90) as a senior while posting four tackles for loss and a sack. An average athlete (4.70 forty, 9-foot-10 broad jump) for being so undersized, Carson projects as a special teamer and reserve inside 'backer for the Cardinals.
May 11 - 3:20 PM

Ravens selected Penn State G John Urschel with the No. 175 overall pick in the NFL draft.

Urschel (6-foot-3, 313) was a two-time first-team All-Big Ten guard on the field in Happy Valley and also shined off of it, graduating in less than three years with a 4.0 GPA in mathematics. He made 25 career starts, all at right guard. Urschel is an average athlete (5.31 forty, 29-inch vertical), but has good arm length (33") for the interior. He'll open his career competing to be a "swing" guard-center reserve.
May 10 - 3:42 PM

Titans selected Penn State DT DaQuan Jones with the No. 112 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Jones (6-foot-3 3/4, 322) anchored the Nittany Lions' defense, tallying 11.5 tackles for loss and three sacks as a senior, while leading all Big Ten defensive tackles in quarterback hits. Jones ran 5.35 at the Combine with an 8-foot-5 broad jump and 25 reps on the bench. Jones lacks NFL pass-rusher traits, but plays with power, aggressiveness and physicality. He projects as a two-down lane clogger.
May 10 - 12:51 PM

Jaguars selected Penn State WR Allen Robinson with the No. 61 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft

Robinson (6-foot-2 5/8, 220) was the featured player in Bill O'Brien's offense as a sophomore and junior, finishing his three-year career with 177 catches for 2,479 yards (14.0 YPR) and 17 scores. Robinson led the Big Ten in receptions and receiving yards in each of his final two years. Although Robinson lacks vertical speed (4.60), he combines leaping ability (39-inch vertical, 10-foot-7 broad jump) with ideal size and fluidity, and can both out-jump and overpower defensive backs. He was also dynamic after the catch in college, and has some poor man's Demaryius Thomas to his game. Long term, Robinson projects as a high-end No. 2 to lower-end No. 1 receiver in the NFL. He'll immediately compete for significant snaps opposite Cecil Shorts in Jacksonville along with fellow second-round rookie Marqise Lee.
May 9 - 9:19 PM

Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin reports that the panthers are traveling to meet Penn State WR Allen Robinson.

"The Panthers are traveling for a last minute meeting with former Penn State WR Allen Robinson, per a source," Getlin tweeted. With Robinson's stock on the rise, the Panthers are in range to select the Nittany Lions prospect. It might take pick No.28 to select Robinson, with no guarantee that he'll be around by their No.60 pick in the draft. If the Panthers brass is making a last minute road trip to meet with Robinson, it's quite possible Carolina is thinking of him as a first round prospect.
May 3 - 8:43 PM

Former NFL scout Russ Lande believes Penn State WR Allen Robinson is going to be a first-round pick.

"I think teams that had concerns about speed are at least saying, ‘You know what, we have no doubt he’s at least average.’ If he’s average in speed, all the other attributes are outstanding. He’s going to be a first-round pick," Lande said on the Big Ten Network last month. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Robinson has seen his stock rise over the last month, due to a strong combine and the ability to showcase his speed (4.42 to 4.47 forty). Evaluators have been impressed with his ball skills and his ability to dominate smaller defenders with his size. The Penn State prospect could be a target at the end of the first-round. There could be a WR-needy team that wants to trade up from their second round selection, if they know another team is planning to take him off the board. It's safe to say, that Robinson could go in the first two rounds of the draft.
May 2 - 5:34 PM

MLive.com's Justin Rogers reports that the Lions have worked out Penn State WR Allen Robinson.

Since the Nittany Lions prospect played his high school football in the Detroit area, the Lions were able to invite him to their annual local workout. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Robinson was a first-team all-Big Ten and third-team All-American last year. On the season, Robinson hauled in 97 passes for 1,432 yards and six touchdowns. Robinson's stock has been rising as of late, and he is projected to go in the first two rounds of the draft.
Source: MLive.com
Apr 29 - 11:05 AM

Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin were both on hand Tuesday for Penn State WR Allen Robinson's pro day.

Both in-state coaches have a need at WR, so file this news away. Robinson reportedly impressed evaluators during the workout, with NFL.com's Gil Brandt tweeting that Robinson's "stock will be up." Robinson weighed in at 208 after tipping the scales at 220 in Indy, one possible reason that he improved on his numbers from a mediocre showing at the combine.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 8 - 10:33 PM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt believes that Penn State WR Allen Robinson's "stock will be up" after his pro day performance.

"WR Allen Robinson having big day at Penn State pro day. 42 Vertical jump, 11 Broad jump, sub-4.5 40. Stock will be up after today," Brandt tweeted. The two-time Big Ten receiver of the year may not have break away speed, but he does make up for it with size (6-foot-3, 220 pounds)and athleticism. Teams are impressed with his ability to dominate smaller defenders after the catch, as well as his versatility to play inside or outside, and win at the catch point. Robinson could hear his name called in the second round of the draft.
Apr 8 - 1:39 PM


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