Pro Football Focus’s latest NFL Mock Draft has a pair of Nittany Lions going in the first round.
This mock has wide receiver Jahan Dotson going 21st overall to the New England Patriots and edge rusher Arnold Ebiketie going 31st to the Tennessee Titans.
Both Dotson and Ebiketie stood out in 2021. The former finished the year with 1,182 yards on 91 receptions and 12 touchdowns, and the latter had 9.5 sacks and finished second in the Big Ten with 18 tackles for loss.
Dotson finished his Penn State career fourth on the school’s all-time receiving yards list, having also had a break-out 2020 season. Ebiketie wasn’t in State College long enough to be near the top of any career record list at Penn State, but the Temple transfer made his year in Happy Valley count and was named consensus first-team all-Big Ten as a result.
Safety Jaquan Brisker, who was in the first round of PFF’s previous mock draft, was omitted from this batch.