Penn State Football fans have known all offseason that the Nittany Lions have an elite pass rush, and it seems the media is starting to catch on.
On Monday afternoon, Big Ten Network analyst Howard Griffith dropped his top five edge rushers in the conference, and Penn State was well represented.
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Considering Griffith is part of the BTN crew that traveled to every team’s Fall camp, not many people have a better insight into all 14 teams than Griffith does.
Isaac is coming off his best- and healthiest- season as a Lion. Playing in all 13 games, he recorded 28 total tackles with a team-high 11 TFLs and added four sacks. Named a team captain for this season, Isaac’s stock has never been this high.
As for Robinson, his first season with Penn State after transferring from Maryland went about as well as anyone could have hoped. Playing mostly in passing situations, Robinson recorded 26 total tackles with 10 TFLs and 5.5 sacks. He will now slide into a more permanent starting role this season.
This duo is joined by sophomore Dani Dennis-Sutton, who recorded three sacks as a true freshman last season. This trio is one of the most imposing pass rushes in not just the Big Ten, but the entire country.
Add in two athletic outside linebackers who love to get after the passer in Abdul Carter and Curtis Jacobs, and Penn State football will be the toughest challenge of the season for most Big Ten offensive lines.