Penn State’s Saquon Barkley a ‘special dude’ in 2018 NFL draft class; Lions offer top 2019 safety recruit, and more
Today’s Penn State football news headlines focus on the 2017 (and 2018) NFL draft and feature a new offer on the recruiting trail to the top safety in the 2019 class.
The NFL draft opens tonight in Philadelphia with first-round action. Wide receiver Chris Godwin leads a group of Penn State prospects hoping to hear their names called, along with defensive ends Garrett Sickels and Evan Schwan and safety Malik Golden. But analysts can’t help themselves but to look ahead to 2018, when running back Saquon Barkley figures to get top-5 consideration.
Daniel Jeremiah and Maurice Jones-Drew of the NFL Network spoke to reporters yesterday about the draft and had high praise for Barkley, according to John McGonigal of the Centre Daily Times. Jeremiah concluded that Barkley is “a special dude” who wouldn’t have to stay very long if he declares for the NFL draft and attends.
Sean Fitz of Lions 247 has details on Penn State’s latest 2019 offer to Brian Williams, a four-star prospect from Dallas (Texas) Bishop Dunne High School. The Lions have commitments from a pair of 2018 defensive backs from Texas in Trent Gordon and Isaiah Humphries and look to move on another special talent in Williams, who is already listed at 6-0 and 185 pounds as a sophomore.
In other Penn State football news, Tommy Stevens has advice for quarterbacks the Lions recruit. Isaiah Humphries is 100 percent committed, and a new 2018 defensive end gets a Penn State offer.
PennLive’s Bob Flounders, Greg Pickel and Dustin Hockensmith also talk Penn State football on the Keystone Sports Network. Check out audio from their latest podcast below.
Those headlines and more highlight today’s Penn State football news roundup:
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