Apr 20, 2013; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Allen Robinson (8) runs with the ball in the first quarter of the Blue White spring game at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren- USA TODAY Sports

Penn State Morning Briefing: Robinson Called a Third-Round Pick, New Paterno Statue Planned and Other News

Today’s Penn State news covers a multitude of topics. Former wide receiver Allen Robinson, once projected to be a late first -round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, was called a likely third-round pick by ESPN NFL Draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. Robinson’s drop is likely linked to his poor showing of speed at the NFL Combine in February. In other Penn State draft news, DaQuan Jones is profiled. Elsewhere, a new statue honoring former coach Joe Paterno is planned for downtown State College, defensive line coach Sean Spencer wants his player to be in attack mode and Penn State’s 2013 season-finale victory at Wisconsin is revisited.

Morning Links:

Allen Robinson Projected as a Third-Round Pick by Mel Kiper Jr. (Leonard- Victory bell Rings)

Assistant wants to unleash PSU D-line (Rittenberg- ESPN)

Throwback Thursday- Wisconsin 2013 Edition (Hunter- Victory bell Rings)

Penn State Football: New Joe Paterno statue to make its way to downtown State College (Jorgensen- FanSided)

Social Savvy: Penn State’s James Franklin discusses the pros and cons of social media (Flounders- PennLive)

DaQuan Jones NFL Draft Profile (Jezewski- Victory Bell Rings)

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