5 Penn State Players Below the Radar...For Now

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In less than 3 weeks, the Nittany Lions will finally kick off against Ohio.  The list of players to keep an eye on is a lengthy one, and full of names we’ve all heard.  On a team with limited depth, plenty of players you haven’t heard much of will be counted on to make significant contributions.  Here are five to keep your eye on.


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Akeel Lynch

With the transfer of Silas Redd to USC, much of the attention at the running back position has been with sophomore Bill Belton, the likely starter on September 1st.  But with the uncertainty on how Belton can handle the load of starting back in the Big 10,  the depth at running back will be tested.  Curtis Dukes is a known quantity, but the early reports on Lynch have been promising.  Before he announced his intention to stay with Penn State, a fellow member of the freshman class called Lynch one of the most athletic players on the team.  Expect him to get a chance early to show what he can do, and expect him to be impressive.

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