Penn State Football seniors face tough decision | Who stays, who goes?

Penn State Nittany Lions defensive end Shaka Toney (Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports)
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Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Jahan Dotson (Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports) /

Jahan Dotson – Wide Receiver

Jahan Dotson is not a senior, but is a draft eligible junior, and after putting together a stellar junior campaign could be on his way out to the door to the NFL.

Coming into the season, the wide receivers unit had a lot of question marks, one being whether or not Dotson could take over as the No. 1 wideout in the wake of KJ Hamler leaving early for the NFL.

The Nazareth, Pa native has answered those questions and then some, leading the Big Ten with 695 receiving yards. He has 46 receptions and six touchdowns this year, and even got in the mix on special teams Saturday when he ran a punt back 81 yards for a touchdown, earning Big Ten special teams player of the week honors because of it.

Dotson presumably made himself a lot of money in Penn State’s week 2 prime time matchup with Ohio State, when he torched Buckeyes cornerback Sean Wade for eight receptions, 144 yards and three touchdowns. Wade is almost certainly a first round pick in this April’s draft, and potentially even the first corner off the board.

Dotson’s stock may never be higher then it is right now, and most likely could only hurt that if he returns for his senior season.

Prediction: Dotson cashes in on his spectacular junior season and will forego his senior season and hear his name called in the 2nd or 3rd round of the NFL draft in April.