The secondary was a strength for Penn State Football in 2022. The Transfer Portal will be key to keeping the position strong.
Penn State Football had a phenomenal year in 2022. The defense was able to adjust to a new Defensive Coordinator and finish the year as one of the best units in the country. In order to keep the high standard that was set, Penn State will need to find a cornerback in the Transfer Portal.
The defense was spearheaded by a secondary that has developed into a self-proclaimed “No-Fly Zone.” The unit finished the season amongst the top teams at causing incompletions and forcing quarterbacks to be inefficient.
Unfortunately, looking ahead to the 2023 season, the secondary is starting to look thinner depth-wise. Joey Porter Jr. is opting out of his remaining eligibility to enter the NFL Draft. True freshman Cristian Driver is making a transition from defense to offense. Penn State also had Cornerback Jeffery Davis Jr enter the transfer portal.
With the transfer portal taking over college football, there is now a quick way to replenish that depth. Here are three potential targets that have entered the transfer portal.