Few teams in the history of sports have dealt with a season as tumultuous as this year’s Penn State football team. Lost in the adversity surrounding them the Nittany Lions had a great season led by a strong defense. They’ll look to finish out this season with a victory over one of the best offensive teams in football in Houston. The Cougars are led by senior quarterback Case Keenum who put up unearthly numbers this past season. His go to receiver Patrick Edward has 18 touchdowns on the year. Houston must find a way to contain defensive tackle Devon Sill. Sill is a physical player who projects to the first round in next April’s draft. His linemate Jack Crawford is also a highly rated prospect.

Penn State

Rnd Name Pos # Yr Comments
1st Devon Still DT 71 5Sr Explosive penetrating defensive tackle with good size. Quick, moves well and offers a nice upside.
3-4 Jack Crawford DE 81 4Sr Tall, thin defensive end that flashes ability. Looked terrific in ’09 then struggled with an injury last season. Could make a big vault up draft boards with a productive senior campaign.
4-5 Johnnie Troutman G 74 5Sr Strong, small area blocker that easily handles one-on-one assignments and turns defenders off the line, opening big lanes the running game.
5th Justin Brown WR 19 3Jr
5-6 Derek Moye WR 6 5Sr Dependable receiver that extends his hands and offers the quarterback a nice target. Lacks the second gear yet possesses enough skill to make it as a fifth receiver. Does not play to his timed speed.
5-6 Anthony Lynn S 8 4Sr Nice sized safety with terrific measurables that flashes skill in all aspects.
FA Quinn Barham G 67 5Sr College left tackle that projects to guard in the NFL. Moves well on his feet and solid in pass protection. Potential zone blocking lineman.
FA DeOn’tae Pannell G 50 4Sr One time highly rated blocker that disappointed in 2010 after turning in a dominant sophomore campaign.
6-7 Drew Astorino S 28 5Sr Tough, intelligent safety that makes plays up the field or out to the sidelines. Does not display great athleticism yet very efficient.
FA Michael Mauti OLB 42 4Jr Tough, hard-working linebacker with limited upside.
FA Nick Sukay S 1 5Sr

Houston

Rnd Name Pos # Yr Comments
6th Case Keenum QB 7 6Sr Highly rated percentage passer that returns for his sixth year of college eligibility. Good prospect that must show no bumps on the road after missing the 2010 season.
7th Patrick Edwards WR 83 5Sr Reliable pass catcher that runs terrific routes, consistently gets separation from defenders then immediately transitions from making the catch to running after the reception. Outstanding on underneath routes and could be a good slot/fifth receiver at the next level.
FA Phillip Steward OLB 42 3Jr Athletic three down linebacker that shows ability against the run and also effectively makes plays in space. Solid future prospect.
FA Tyron Carrier WR 35 5Sr Smallish yet quick pass catcher that does a nice job finding the clearing in the defense then making himself an available target for the quarterback.
FA Marcus McGraw OLB 55 4Sr Undersized linebacker that makes plays sideline to sideline and shows ability in pursuit. Lack of size is a limiting factor but could make it as a backup one gap linebacker that helps out on special teams.