Penn State QB Drew Allar won’t be eligible for the NFL Draft until 2025.
When draft experts are watching this year’s college football games, they’re looking for players who will be eligible for next year’s draft.
PSU certainly isn’t lacking in those.
At least three players— Olu Fashanu, Kalen King and Chop Robinson— are solid candidates to be first-round picks, and people have mentioned Fashanu as a No. 1 overall pick candidate. Allar Penn State’s only ‘25 draft prospect, either. The running back tandem of Nicholas Singleton and Kaytron Allen, as well as linebacker Abdul Carter, will be discussed by a lot of NFL Draft junkies over the next year and change. But when draft analyst and insider Matt Miller watches Penn State play, the 6-foot-5, 242-pound former five-star from Medina, Ohio pops off.
“Anyone else trying to watch Penn State tape,” Miller wrote on X Friday night, “and keep getting caught watching Drew Allar instead of the draft eligible players?”
Anyone else trying to watch Penn State tape and keep getting caught watching Drew Allar instead of the draft-eligible players?
I’ve been fooled by Penn State freshman quarterbacks before…but dang he’s fun to watch!
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) September 29, 2023
“I’ve been fooled by Penn State freshman quarterbacks before… but dang he’s fun to watch!”
The last freshman to start at QB for Penn State before Allar was also Penn State’s last five-star QB before him: Christian Hackenberg. Although Miller didn’t mention Hackenberg by name, people who read the tweet will likely assume that he was who Miller was referring to. Hackenberg was Penn State’s starter from 2013-15, then went to the Jets in the second round of the 2016 draft. Hackenberg only played with the Jets for two seasons and never started an NFL game.
Through four college starts, Allar’s completed almost 68 perfect of his passes and has thrown for eight touchdowns and no interceptions.