Penn State Mock Draft: Olumuyiwa Fashanu Strong-Arms His Way Into Top 5, Headlines 8 Nittany Lions Selected

    The Penn State Nittany Lions could send upwards of eight players into the 2024 NFL Draft. Which players could land where, and how high could Olu Fashanu hear his name called?

    Before anyone knows it, the 2024 NFL Draft will have come and gone. So which schools are set to present more talent into this year’s annual player selection meeting?

    Look no further than the Penn State Nittany Lions and their recently mocked eight total players.

    Penn State Mock Draft: Olu Fashanu Pushes Into Top 5

    Utilizing the most recent seven-round 2024 NFL Mock Draft from our friends at Pro Football Network, it’s clear that the Nittany Lions will be well represented in April. With their eight selections, Penn State is among the leaders of the pack in terms of schools producing the most talent.

    PSU is led by Olu Fashanu, who was mocked to land with the Los Angeles Chargers with the fifth overall pick.

    Olu Fashanu is a polished prospect with great strength, movement, and athletic ability,” PFN wrote. “He would be a slam-dunk pick at No. 5 overall, with Los Angeles needing to rework the protection of their QB. Rashawn Slater and Fashanu as bookend tackles is a pretty insane combination.”

    After Fashanu, lineman Chop Robinson comes off the board, also to an LA-based team. Robinson was selected with the 19th overall selection and headed to the Los Angeles Rams.

    The Rams succeeded in adding talent on the defensive line in the 2023 NFL Draft, with Kobie Turner and Bryron Young being key figures in LA,” the mock draft wrote. “Chop Robinson may not be the most polished of contributors right now, but he will test like a freak athlete, seeing him go higher than expected.”

    Following Robinson’s path, fellow edge defender Adisa Isaac was next up on the list of Penn State draftees. Waiting until Day 2, Isaac landed with the New Orleans Saints with pick No. 45.

    “Adisa Issac has tools for days, but he is still raw,” PFN noted. “However, his potential is sky-high with extreme length. His impressive power profile may see him drafted earlier than expected, as his endless motor and accurate hand usage show teams he can get on the field right away.”

    The defensive theme continued for Penn State players mocked in this draft. Kalen King takes his cornerbacking skills west to join the San Francisco 49ers with the 64th overall pick.

    “The corner position is one of the priorities for the 49ers this offseason, and Kalen King is a solid option in the second round,” the mock draft wrote. “He doesn’t have the size or high athletic upside that others do, which has seen his stock fall over the season, but King does bring intelligence, understanding, and fluidity to start in the NFL.”

    Johnny Dixon (No. 99), Daequan Hardy (No. 110), and Curtis Jacobs (No. 139) continued that defensive theme as Penn State finished with six of eight selections hailing from the defensive side of the ball.

    Here’s how all the Penn State selections aligned:

    5) Olu Fashanu, OT
    Los Angeles Chargers

    19) Chop Robinson, EDGE
    Los Angeles Rams

    45) Adisa Isaac, EDGE
    New Orleans Saints

    64) Kalen King, CB
    San Francisco 49ers

    99) Johnny Dixon, CB
    Buffalo Bills

    110) Daequan Hardy, CB
    Chicago Bears

    139) Curtis Jacobs, LB
    New York Giants

    147) Theo Johnson, TE
    Cincinnati Bengals

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