Penn State has perks in its 2015 schedule, namely with a manageable offseason slate and a run of five straight home games, but the Big Ten East division features few weeks off. The Nittany Lions take on two national championship hopefuls in Michigan State and Ohio State, programs that both have multiple candidates for the first round of the 2016 NFL draft.
The Spartans and Buckeyes occupied 16 spots on Bob Flounders’ countdown of the top 25 players Penn State will face in 2015. That includes each of the top nine positions, led by the Ohio State trio of No. 1 Ezekiel Elliott, No. 2 Joey Bosa and No. 4 J.T. Barrett. Offensive tackle Jack Conklin led Michigan State’s contingent as the No. 3 player on Flounders’ list.
Flounders broke down each of his final five picks along with Ross Tucker and Dustin Hockensmith in a segment for the Keystone Sports Network this week. Check out audio of the show in this post and be sure to check back in to KeystoneSportsNetwork.com for plenty more Penn State podcasts and analysis.