Penn State in spring: What are the remaining defensive questions for the Lions?
Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry calls a play during the third quarter at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, IN on Nov. 12, 2016. Penn State beat Indiana, 45-31. Joe Hermitt | firstname.lastname@example.org
Penn State defensive questions? There are a few remaining with the Lions building toward Saturday’s Blue-White game at Beaver Stadium. Let’s get to some of the bigger ones …
Former Penn State defensive ends Garrett Sickels and Evan Schwan work out for NFL scouts during the team’s annual Pro Day held in Holuba Hall on March 16, 2017. Joe Hermitt | email@example.com
Penn State’s 2016 defense featured a solid pair of starting defensive ends in Evan Schwan and Garrett Sickels. Schwan was a fifth-year senior and Sickels made the surprising decision to leave school a year early for the NFL draft. It’s never easy replacing a pair of veterans but James Franklin and his assistants have recruited well the past few seasons and PSU boasts several talented ends who could step up in the fall.
Penn State defensive end Torrence Brown recovers a fumble by Maryland quarterback Perry Hills during the second quarter at Beaver Stadium on Oct. 8, 2016. Penn State beat Maryland, 38-14. Joe Hermitt | firstname.lastname@example.org