How Penn State's first team might look

Posted by Guy Cipriano on June 4, 2012 

Penn State coach Bill O'Brien said he plans on releasing a preliminary depth as early as Tuesday. Here's what the first team might look like:


QB: Matt McGloin (Already announced)

RB: Silas Redd (Two straight 1,000-yard seasons?)

FB: Michael Zordich (Assuming O'Brien actually uses a fullback)

TE: Kyle Carter (Healthy Garry Gilliam and freshman Jesse James also in the mix)

WR: Justin Brown (Leading returning receiver)

WR: Devon Smith (Must put legal problems behind him)

LT: Adam Gress (Flourishing under new staff)

LG: Miles Dieffenbach (Moving from center)

C: Matt Stankiewitch (Only returning starter on OL)

RG: John Urschel (O'Brien high on witty junior)

RT: Donovan Smith (Wins a close battle with Mike Farrell)


DE: Sean Stanley (Looking for a breakout season)

DT: Jordan Hill (Already has posted a breakout season)

DT: DaQuan Jones (Finally gets a chance to start)

DE: Pete Massaro (Healthy and ready to aid pass rush)

OLB: Gerald Hodges (One of the country's best)

MLB: Glenn Carson (Could reach 100 tackles)

OLB: Michael Mauti (Returning from two ACL surgeries isn't easy)

CB: Stephon Morris (Easily the most experienced player in the secondary)

CB: Adrian Amos (Curtis Drake's dismissal keeps Amos at corner)

FS: Malcolm Willis (Big opportunity, big pressure)

SS: Jacob Fagnano (Williamsport graduate had solid spring)

K: Anthony Fera (Big leg)

P: Anthony Fera (See above)

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