Penn State’s defensive line is anchored by one of the best tackle tandems in the nation in Anthony Zettel and Austin Johnson. The duo is back in 2015 after wreaking havoc a season ago and is joined by two new starters at defensive end in Garrett Sickels and Carl Nassib. The unit underwent change in the offseason but should be as dominant as ever this season.
James Franklin and the coaching staff might have a challenge on their hands to reload after the upcoming season, when Zettel exhausts his eligibility and Johnson likely faces an NFL draft decision. Replacements are on their way through the system, beginning with a 2015 recruiting class that featured versatile Ryan Buchholz and Kamonte Carter, among others.
So, how does the puzzle fit together in 2015 and beyond? Former NFL offensive lineman Ross Tucker joined Dustin Hockensmith on the Keystone Sports Network this week to break down the position. 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.