We’ll swing again to the offensive facet for the subsequent Penn State over-under in 2021.
The subject is Nittany Lions tight ends and whereas it’s true this system misplaced an excellent one in Pat Freiermuth, Penn State returns two promising gamers in Brenton Unusual and Theo Johnson.
Unusual is in PennLive’s over-under crosshairs in the present day and he may certainly develop into an impression participant in new coordinator Mike Yurcich’s offense.
First, a few notes on the 6-3, 248-pound Unusual:
**After taking part in sparingly throughout his true freshman season of 2019, Unusual caught 17 passes for 264 yards and a pair of touchdowns in 2020.
**With Freiermuth now a Pittsburgh Steeler, Unusual has the third-most catches amongst returnees, behind wideouts Jahan Dotson and Parker Washington.
**Very similar to former Penn State tight finish Mike Gesicki, Unusual was a real two-sport athlete in highschool. Taking part in for Parkersburg in West Virginia, Unusual was a third-team All-State choice in basketball throughout his junior 12 months.
So for Unusual in 2021, PennLive’s query is that this: Will the tight finish go over, or beneath, 4 landing receptions?
Hmm. Unusual ought to profit from the eye that Dotson and Washington obtain from secondaries when Penn State finds itself in passing conditions. Unusual and Johnson ought to discover themselves matched in opposition to safeties or linebackers more often than not. How typically will Yurcich and veteran quarterback Sean Clifford look Unusual’s manner, significantly within the pink zone? I anticipate the Lions to be more practical within the pink zone as a result of wholesome return of third-year working again Noah Cain. And in a 12 or 13-game season, it’s simple to think about Unusual ending with round 30 catches. I’m not going over or beneath with this one, I consider Unusual will catch EXACTLY 4 landing passes. So there.
PENN STATE FOOTBALL OVER-UNDERS FOR 2021