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DOMINATE THE STATE



Updated: 2018-01-16T08:49:01-05:00

 



PSUers in the NFL 2017: The Divisional Round

2018-01-16T08:49:01-05:00

Chris Hogan found himself in a familiar place, and Paul Posluszny returned to action in this weekend’s divisional action. The list of Nittany Lions in the NFL: Arizona Cardinals: A.Q. Shipley Atlanta Falcons: Jack Crawford Chicago Bears: Adrian Amos Cincinnati Bengals: Brandon Bell Cleveland Browns: Carl Nassib Dallas Cowboys: Sean Lee Detroit Lions: Anthony Zettel Jacksonville Jaguars: Paul Posluszny and Allen Robinson Kansas City Chiefs: Tamba Hali and Ross Travis Los Angeles Chargers: Trevor Williams Los Angeles Rams: Sam Ficken, Garrett Sickels Miami Dolphins: Mike Hull, Jordan Lucas, and Cameron Wake New England Patriots: Chris Hogan (PSU lacrosse alum) New Orleans Saints: Nathan Stupar, Gerald Hodges, and Michael Mauti New York Jets: Christian Hackenberg Oakland Raiders: NaVorro Bowman Philadelphia Eagles: Stefen Wisniewski Pittsburgh Steelers: Jesse James San Francisco 49ers: Garry Gilliam, and Robbie Gould Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chris Godwin and Donovan Smith Tennessee Titans: Austin Johnson and DaQuan Jones This week’s performers: Chris Hogan had one catch for four yards, resulting in a touchdown for the Patriots. Austin Johnson had two tackles, including one tackle for loss, for the Titans. Paul Posluszny had three tackles for the Jaguars. Jesse James had one catch for 12 yards for the Steelers. [...]



Meet The 2018 Class: Three-Star CB Jordan Miner

2018-01-16T08:17:02-05:00

Taking a prospect-by-prospect look at Penn State’s elite 2018 recruiting class. The Northeast had a down year as far as secondary options went, which meant Penn State went national for cornerbacks and safeties. The Nittany Lions found Jordan Miner, who made his first visit to Happy Valley on June 2nd. That was all Miner needed to see, as he named Penn State his leader and made the call for the Nittany Lions just a month later. Honored to have @penn_state University President Eric Barron join us at Lasch to announce @_Jordanminer to the Blue & White! ⚪️#WeAre18#PSUsigningday pic.twitter.com/o0RyZ4J6ej— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) December 20, 2017 Highlights src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xBTgFSOsu7A?rel=0&" style="border: 0; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute;" allowfullscreen="" scrolling="no"> Scouting Report Looking the part of a basketball prospect, Kuntz has tremendous length, standing a lanky 6-foot-7. He’s done an admirable job of adding weight over the years — now up to 235 pounds — but is still really thin. While Kuntz probably doesn’t have the build to hold 270 pounds, you’d like to see him get to around 255 pounds so he isn’t completely physically overmatched. As a receiver, Kuntz is special. His size and length is one thing, but it’s the athleticism and body control that makes him one of the best tight ends in the country. He’s quick off the line of scrimmage, and does a great job of finding soft spots in the zone. Not surprisingly, Kuntz is a terror down in the red zone, having soft hands and the ability to highpoint the ball over smaller defenders. src="https://giphy.com/embed/3oFzmhT76HTZsBoNe8?html5=true&hideSocial=true" style="border: 0; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute;" allowfullscreen="" scrolling="no"> Kuntz lined up almost exclusively at wide receiver so there’s going to be an adjustment period moving to tight end/h-back, especially as a blocker. That being said, Kuntz showed the willingness to block in high school. I think once he gets stronger, he’ll be an adequate blocker inside. Outlook While there’s a long way to go physically, Kuntz enrolling early greatly increases the chance he sees the field next year. He needs to add some serious weight this offseason, but if he puts on the necessary bulk, he has the skill set to play right away. Not saying he’ll be your every down tight end, but I think his role in 2018 could be similar to the role Mike Gesicki played as a freshman — a big, athletic kid that’s utilized as a receiving threat on passing downs. Longterm, I don’t need to spell out Kuntz’s potential. While he’ll never be a devastating blocker, Kuntz is everything you would want out of a receiving tight end, and should be a mismatch nightmare in Ricky Rahne’s offense. [...]