The best fit for Penn State prospects on Day 1 and 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft

Penn State has five players who will potentially be selected in the first three rounds of the 2024 NFL Draft. While they may want to go as high as possible, the most important thing for Olu Fashanu, Chop Robinson, and the rest of the early-round prospects, is landing in the best spot for development.
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3rd Round. No. 80 overall. Theo Johnson. player. Theo Johnson. . . Theo Johnson. 56. TE

The Cincinnati Bengals need more targets for Joe Burrow. They have two excellent ones with Tee Higgins and Ja’Marr Chase, Higgins is likely moving on after this season and Tyler Boyd is still a free agent, but has likely played his final game for Cincinnati. 

Johnson still needs time to develop, his production at Penn State never matched his freakish athleticism, but eventually, it will, and likely right in time for the Bengals to move on from Higgins. For Year 1, Cincinnati will have Mike Gesicki ahead of him on the depth chart, which will give Johnson time to improve. 

While he isn’t a good blocker, Johnson will be a mismatch nightmare in the passing game. At 6-foot-6 259 lbs, he ran a 4.57 40-yard dash with a 39.5-inch vertical. We know Joe Burrow loves to throw a jump ball, and it’s likely he can adjust to throwing them to a tight end instead of just wide receivers.