Season 0 Episode 6: Penn State Storms the 2018 NFL Draft

April 25, 2018

From Barrel 21: NFL Outlook for Saquon Barkley & Fellow Draft-Eligible Lions

From Saquon Barkley’s SI cover to the Nittany Lions’ dominance of the Combine, Penn State is roaring into the 2018 NFL Draft. The guys took the show on the road to Barrel 21 Distillery in State College (prior to a performance from Trout Steak Revival) and welcomed special guests Keith “Good” Conlin, starting tackle for the famed ’94 Lions, and Eric Galko of Optimum Scouting to break it all down. Goon explains how much has changed, especially within the Penn State program, from the mid-90’s to present in terms of preparation for the NFL Draft, reflecting Coach Franklin’s emphasis on player development and branding. Eric runs down the profile of every Penn State prospect, including a surprising prediction for the first of the PSU defensive back to go off the board.

“Too much football. Not enough nonsense.” -Kevin Horne

2:45 – Goon talks about his recent work with Blessings in a Backpack, a Penn Stater-founded/supported charity

5:04 – A theory on why State struggled on the field & sending talent to the NFL in the early 2000s

10:13 – Bo Schembechler’s bowl record is an abomination

10:50 – Keith looks back on the process of preparing for the Draft

15:00 – On Joe’s never-ending battles with guys over playing weight

18:15 – How Penn State is handling Draft prep differently today

22:37 – Regional recruiting battles & the most exciting stretch of Interstate 80

26:37 – James Franklin is recruiting & developing quality people

29:28 – Looking back on Blue-White Weekend

38:09 – Eric Galko of Optimum Scouting

43:00 – Saquon Barkley

49:20 – Mike Gesicki

53:10 – Secondary (Christian Campbell, Marcus Allen, Grant Haley, Troy Apke)

55:53 – DaeSean Hamilton

58:11 – Saeed Blacknall

1:00:49 – Jason Cabinda

1:04:26 – Optimum’s rankings for top 5 QBs in the Draft

1:05:16 – Steelers & Eagles draft scenarios

1:08:24 – Your Call Football

1:11:50 – Kevin recaps the Lettermen’s last night at the Rathskeller & the State College bar scene

1:20:00 – Rate us 5 Stars, tweet us proof & get a personalized “thank you” video from Mike the Mailman

HOSTED BY: Brandon Noble, Mike Herr, Kevin Horne, Chris Buchignani

GUESTS: Keith “Goon” Conlin, Eric Galko (Optimum Scouting)

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