Penn State makes more position swaps; Saquon Barkley’s NFL draft message
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Trading places, wide receiver edition
Brandon Polk and DeAndre Thompkins are the latest to swaps positions as the Penn State football team goes through spring practice.
While they’re both wide receivers, they are swapping where they line up on the field, creating a very interesting situation, writes the Centre Daily Times’ John McGonigal.
Who’s No. 1? Saquon Barkley will tell you
Saquon Barkley’s tone is pretty simple. If you think he’s the best player available in the NFL draft, then don’t waste your time and just pick him.
Barkley appeared on the ESPN show Hey Rookie, writes Land of 10’s Connor Whooley, and wasn’t afraid to make it known he should be a top pick.
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Saquon Barkley keeps on helping Nittany Lions
Barkley not only etched his name in the record book at Penn State, he may have set the Nittany Lions up for the long haul — without even being there.
Land of 10’s Tyler Donohue writes that Barkley’s exposure during the NFL draft season is helping Penn State’s recruiting efforts.
Stepping in for secondary
Penn State’s secondary is the key issue this spring. Replacing four players could be a season-long process.
But one player is ready to step into a starting role. Fight On State’s Mark Brennan writes that safety Nick Scott might be in the right place at the right time to help the secondary rebuild.
Middle man of the hour
Penn State’s offensive line has depth and talent, and is in the best shape the unit has been in since James Franklin took the head coaching position.
But Franklin is still looking to sure up a couple spots and he has a veteran in the middle to turn to. Connor McGovern will man the middle starting at center writes the Times-Leader’s Derek Levarse.
Ask the Penn State players what’s impressed them during spring practice, and you’ll hear both offensive and defensive players tout their efforts.
Land of 10’s Audrey Snyder writes that there’s plenty of film to dissect and plays to break down and all have been impressive thus far.
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