OT Ajani Cornelius
Penn State Football saw a revamped offensive line take huge strides forward in 2022, but there’s always room for improvement.
It’s unclear if starting right tackle Caedan Wallace is coming back next season or not yet, but because there’s a belief that he may be better off as a guard at the next level, he could move to the interior if he returns in 2023.
That means the Nittany Lions could have a need for an offensive tackle.
One name to keep an eye on is Rhode Island transfer Ajani Cornelius.
The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Cornelius started 22 games at right tackle for Rhode Island over the last two seasons.
Obviously, the competition Rhode Island faces is nowhere near the level of competition Cornelius would face at Penn State. The Nittany Lions don’t seem to be concerned about that considering they extended an offer to him.
Staying in the Northeast and learning from Phil Trautwein could make Penn State an ideal destination for Cornelius. This may come down more to the Penn State staff deciding to keep Wallace at right tackle or give youngster Drew Shelton a chance.