Penn State Football wide receiver duo receiving national attention 

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Penn State Nittany Lions Wide Receiver Parker Washington (3) runs with the ball after making a catch during the first half of the College Football game between the Auburn Tigers and the Penn State Nittany Lions on September 18, 2021, at Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA. (Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire)

It is never easy replacing big time talent, and a number one target in the passing game, but the Penn State Football offense must do so this fall with Jahan Dotson off to the NFL.

The logical next man up so to speak in this offense will be wide receiver Parker Washington. However, he will not be alone in 2022 catching passes from quarterback Sean Clifford.

Wideout Mitchell Tinsley arrives in Happy Valley, from Western Kentucky, after putting up monster numbers in 2021 should be an enormous boost to this offense this season.

One prominent college football media member thinks that the Nittany Lions will have two of the best pass catchers in the country in 2022 and one of the best receiver tandems in the sport.

Mike Farrell of Rivals has been putting out offseason rankings by position, and gave a lot of love to the Lions on his wide receiver list.

Farrell has Parker Washington ranked 15th in the nation and transfer Mitchell Tinsley right behind him at 16 on his list.

They were the two highest rated wide receivers on the same team on his list and is very high praise, especially for Tinsley who still has to prove he can produce week in and week out at the power five level.


Can Washington, Tinsley power Penn State Football’s offense?

As mentioned, Tinsley lit it up last season at WKU catching 87 passes for 1,402 yards and 14 touchdowns en route to helping his quarterback Bailey Zappe break single season passing records.

Washington has been as sturdy as they come in his first two seasons on campus with 100 receptions, 1,309 yards and 10 touchdowns. He seems poised for a true breakout season in 2022 without Dotson around to be the main target and should benefit from Tinsley opposite him so teams cannot double cover Parker all the time.

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