No. 3 Curtis Jacobs, Junior
This is the part of the exercise where we begin to put more emphasis on the word “probably.” Honestly, it’s more like “maybe” when it comes to Jacobs.
The junior linebacker has been great this year, with a team-high 36 tackles, along with a sack and two fumble recoveries. He’s at the heart of the No. 2 defense in the country, along with Abdul Carter, and that could be appealing to NFL teams.
He’s not huge for an off-ball linebacker at 6-foot-1, 235 pounds, but he’s shown versatility throughout his very productive career at Penn State. Jacobs could jump at the chance to be a mid-round draft pick.