Help From Other Positions
If you’re still not totally sold on Penn State’s 2023 wide receiver group, you probably do trust the running backs and tight ends though.
The Nittany Lions return one of the most exciting running back duos in the country in Nick Singleton and Kaytron Allen, who will both be sophomores in 2023. This combo combined for 2,201 scrimmage yards and 24 touchdowns as true freshmen this past season.
These two got better as the year went on and are poised for even bigger things in 2023. They will keep defensive coordinators in the Big Ten up at night. They will also be the No. 1 priority to stop for those coordinators.
In addition to them, Penn State football returns two really good tight ends in Theo Johnson and Tyler Warren. These two served as co-backups for Brenton Strange in 2022.
Johnson caught 20 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns in 2022, while Warren had 10 grabs for 123 yards and three touchdowns. Their production should increase in 2023 with an increased workload.
As you can see, the Nittany Lions have plenty of offensive weapons outside of the wide receivers that defenses must game plan for. If teams stack the box to stop Singleton and Allen, the receivers will have more one-on-one opportunities on the outside. Secondaries must also account for the tight ends running down the seam and in the flat on play action, this could open up holes in the coverage for the receivers.
So, even if you don’t think this is the best wide receiver group Penn State has had, they will have plenty of opportunities to make plays because of how good the team around them is.