Ranking Penn State Football’s top 5 returning players in 2021: Offense

Parker Washington of Penn State after scoring Penn State's first TD of the game in the first half during Big Ten college football match up, Penn State at Rutgers in Piscataway, NJ on December 5, 2020.Big Ten College Football Penn State At Rutgers In Piscataway Nj On December 5 2020
Parker Washington of Penn State after scoring Penn State's first TD of the game in the first half during Big Ten college football match up, Penn State at Rutgers in Piscataway, NJ on December 5, 2020.Big Ten College Football Penn State At Rutgers In Piscataway Nj On December 5 2020 /
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Rasheed Walker #53 of the Penn State Nittany Lions (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

No. 3: Rasheed Walker 

Jahan Dotson’s announcement that he will be returning for his senior season may have grabbed all the headlines, and rightfully so, however left tackle Rasheed Walker may be the most important returning player for Penn State football next fall.

Walker anchors the offensive line and protects quarterback Sean Clifford’s blind side and now will enter his third season holding down the left tackle spot for the Nittany Lions.

The redshirt sophomore saw his name floated about in some pre season NFL mock drafts where they had him potentially going in the late first, early second rounds, leading many to believe 2020 would be his last season in Happy Valley.

HIs return for 2021 allows redshirt freshman Caedan Wallace to stay at right tackle and continue to get better, giving them book end tackles for next season.

At six-foot-six and 310 pounds Walker is the prototype left tackle NFL teams will be looking for. If he can get a little bit stronger and can get some more in-person with line coach Phil Trautwein, he could be the best tackle in the conference in 2021.