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NFL.com draft expert Daniel Jeremiah believes that Penn State junior RB Saquon Barkley is a better draft prospect than Ezekiel Elliot was.

Well, that's certainly high praise. Jeremiah called Barkley "the most dominant player" in college football, and then dropped the bomb that he agreed with an NFL executive he spoke with in saying that he was a better prospect than Elliot was. "I don't know that I've seen a better combination of size, power, elusiveness and explosiveness," Jeremiah said. "A lot of times you'll see guys with 2, or maybe 3, of those qualities. Barkley has all four." This is obviously lofty praise, but anyone who has seen the running back play this year would struggle to disagree that he's the best running back prospect in this draft. He is a candidate to go in the first five picks this April.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 25 - 6:25 PM

Penn State junior RB Saquon Barkley leads the Big Ten in both receptions and receiving yardage.

Barkley has caught 23 passes for 335 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Maryland WR D.J. Moore is second in the conference in both categories, one catch and 22 yards behind Penn State's supernova junior. Barkley tallied a school-record 358 total yards in Saturday's thrilling win over Iowa and is putting in a simply remarkable campaign on the whole. He's tracking toward a Heisman the way he's going right now.
Source: Land of 10
Sep 24 - 3:31 PM

Penn State junior WR Juwan Johnson caught seven passes for 92 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 21-19 win over Iowa.

Johnson had himself a nice overall game, but the only thing that will be remembered from this contest when it comes to the junior wideout was his final catch of the game. On that play, the 6-foot-4, 218-pounder snuck into the end zone behind two Iowa defenders and hauled in a seven-yard tracer-of-a-pass from Trace McSorley as time expired to win the game for the Nittany Lions in walk-off style. That was his first touchdown grab not only of the campaign, but of his collegiate career.
Sep 23 - 11:49 PM

Penn State redshirt junior QB Trace McSorley completed 31-of-48 passes for 284 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 21-19 win over Iowa.

McSorley did not play particularly well for most of the contest, misfiring on multiple easy passes. Indeed, the Nits looked somewhat stale on offense at times outside of the ever-foolproof strategy of just giving the ball to Saquon Barkley. The redshirt junior gunslinger would finally find some momentum on the team's final drive, after Iowa took a 19-15 lead with under two minutes remaining in the contest. McSorley would go on to complete 7-of-12 passes to move Penn State down the field before capping it all off with a seven-yard scoring dart to Juwan Johnson on fourth down as time expired to stun Kinnick Stadium.
Sep 23 - 11:39 PM

Penn State junior RB Saquon Barkley exploded for 211 yards rushing and a touchdown on 28 carries while catching 12 passes for 94 yards in Saturday's 21-19 win over Iowa.

He also picked up 53 yards on kick returns, just for good measure. This was as complete a game as you will see from a player this season. Barkley showed off his entire repertoire of skills in the enthralling victory, busting through tackles, stopping on a dime, sprinting through the second level, leaping over opposing defenders and on and on and on. He looked every bit like a future NFL star. In just four games this season, the junior superstar has rushed for 518 yards and four touchdowns. He also owns a 23-335-2 receiving line. Indiana will be the next team to try to hold him in check, if that's even possible the way he's going right now.
Sep 23 - 11:28 PM

Yahoo Sports' Pete Thamel spoke to one scout who believes Penn State junior RB Saquon Barkley is better than Ezekiel Elliott.

The scout obviously remains anonymous. "Saquon Barkley is a different guy with an extra gear. He’ll never get caught from behind. Zeke doesn’t get caught often, but he can," the scout told Thamel. We understand wanting to compare Barkley to the top running back prospect in recent memory, but in the end Barkley will also be selected very early in the draft, likely in the top 10, so does it even matter? Barkley is an outstanding talent. So is Elliott. Our biggest question is if Barkley can pass protect like Elliott could out of Ohio State.
Source: Yahoo
Sep 21 - 10:09 AM

Penn State junior RB Saquon Barkley was compared to David Johnson, Corey Dillon and Ezekiel Elliott by NFL executives.

"Both of these guys are such complete, 3-down backs. Barkley's lower-body strength and explosiveness are pretty tough to match, though," the executive who drew the David Johnson comparison said. Johnson is such a unique player thanks to his legitimate receiving ability, and Barkley is showing a similar talent thanks to 59 receptions in three seasons plus outstanding skills in open space. Barkley might top some evaluators' prospect rankings this spring.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 20 - 11:30 AM

Penn State senior TE Mike Gesicki caught two passes for 26 yards in Saturday's 56-0 win over Georgia State.

Georgia State managed to keep Gesicki out of the end zone, something that neither Akron or Pitt was able to do in the first two games of the season. Indeed, both the Zips and Panthers surrendered a pair of touchdowns a-piece to the 6-foot-6, 252-pounder. On the year, now, Gesicki is the owner of a 12-123-4 receiving line. He'll try to make his mark against Iowa in a gigantic Big Ten showdown next weekend.
Sep 17 - 1:47 PM

Penn State redshirt junior QB Trace McSorley completed 18-of-23 passes for 309 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-0 victory over Georgia State on Saturday.

The Georgia State defense was putrid against the pass, and McSorley took advantage. The six-foot signal-caller was accurate, and found (wide) open receivers both out of the backfield and down the field. He now has nine touchdown passes on the year, and it's becoming clear that you can't put eight men in the box to try and take out star running back Saquon Barkley. He'll face his toughest test on Saturday when Penn State takes on Iowa.
Sep 16 - 11:19 PM

Penn State junior RB Saquon Barkley ran for just 47 yards on 10 carries, but caught four passes for 142 yards and a score in a 56-0 demolition of Georgia State on Saturday.

Somewhat surprisingly, Barkley struggled on the ground, but the 5-foot-11, 222-pound tailback was able to gash the Georgia State defense as a receiver. His touchdown was an 85-yarder from quarterback Trace McSorley that made it 7-0 Penn State, and that was all the offense they really needed. He'll likely go back to piling up the rushing yards in the Nittany Lions next game against Iowa.
Sep 16 - 11:13 PM

Penn State redshirt junior QB Trace McSorley completed 15-of-28 passes for 164 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 33-14 win over Pitt.

McSorley fired off a pair of touchdown passes to TE Mike Gesicki in the first quarter and added a 46-yard scoring toss to RB Saquon Barkley at the start of the second half. This wasn't a huge yardage output for McSorley, but he'll have some bigger games on that front when the Nits are forced to open up the passing game against stiffer competition. McSorley owns a 5/2 TD/INT ratio in his first two games of the campaign. Georgia State shows next on Penn State's schedule.
Sep 9 - 7:34 PM

Penn State junior RB Saquon Barkley rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in Saturday's 33-14 win over Pitt.

Barkley supplemented his rushing output with four catches for 45 yards and a touchdown -- almost all of which came on a second-quarter score. The 5-foot-11, 222-pounder also danced his way in from eight yards out at the start of the fourth quarter to give the Nittany Lions a 28-6 lead. The Heisman contender will look to feast against Georgia State next weekend.
Sep 9 - 7:28 PM

Penn State's starting offensive line is heavier than the Steelers and Eagles, as well as Alabama's.

It fits into the Nittany Lions' style, as their focus is to create space for Saquon Barkley and allow him to work his magic. Quarterback Trace McSorley produces some magic of his own from time to time. Penn State faces Pitt on Saturday.
Sep 9 - 10:19 AM

Penn State redshirt junior QB Trace McSorley completed 18 of 25 attempts for 280 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the school's 52-0 win over Akron.

The athletic passer also rushed for 48 yards and a touchdown in this contest. This offense can be a lot of fun, and we know McSorley can create some amazing plays out of nothing, while also forcing mistakes in situations that don't deserve them. Penn State's season could ride on minimizing the latter.
Sep 2 - 4:03 PM

Penn State senior TE Mike Gesicki caught six passes for 58 yards and two touchdowns in the school's domination of Akron.

Gesicki is viewed by many as the premier tight end in the country. Both touchdowns were scored in the redzone, with the first being a back shoulder conversion. That kind of completion is nearly unstoppable for a talent like Gesicki.
Sep 2 - 3:48 PM


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