9. WR KeAndre Lambert-Smith
Penn State loses its top two receivers from last season in Parker Washington and Mitchell Tinsley, but the third starter, KeAndre Lambert-Smith returns for his senior season in 2023.
Known best for his 88-yard touchdown reception in the Rose Bowl, Lambert-Smith has always shown big-play potential throughout his career. In his three-year career, Lambert-Smith has caught 73 passes for 1,048 yards and seven touchdowns.
The 6-foot-1 wide receiver broke out in 2022, bringing in 24 passes for 389 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 16.2 yards per reception.
Lambert-Smith’s versatility will make him very important to the 2023 team. With Dante Cephas locked into an outside receiver role, Lambert-Smith may have to move to the slot if the other starter ends up being Harrison Wallace or Malik McClain.
His ability to turn a game upside down with one play and the fact that he may be the most versatile player on the offense, makes Lambert-Smith ones of the best players on this team.