Giants getting close look at Penn State prospects
With COVID-19 restrictions in place, New York Giants’ general manager Dave Gettleman has been pretty much only traveling to watch Rutgers play other Big 10 teams like Michigan. So this week he’s reportedly going to watch them play Penn State, according to Ryan Dunleavy of the NY Post.
Some players that Gettleman and the Giants are likely honing in on are Nittany Lions’ defensive end Jayson Oweh and linebacker Micah Parsons.
Oweh is a redshirt sophomore out of Hackensack, New Jersey who attended high school at Blair Academy. With him being 6-foot-5, 253 pounds, he would have to move to outside linebacker to fit in the Giants’ 3-4 defense. His best season was in 2019 when he recorded five sacks for Penn State.
Parsons is from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and is a sophomore that was first-team All-Big 10 in 2019 , a consensus All-American in 2019 and Cotton Bowl MVP in that season as well.
Another really good Penn State player that will be on NFL radars is tight end Pat Freiermuth. He’s a 6-foot-5 junior out or North Andover, Massachusetts that will likely make the move to the NFL after this season. So far this season he has 23 receptions for 310 yards and one touchdown in four games. Freiermuth’s best season was in 2019 when he hauled in 43 receptions for 507 yards and seven touchdowns.
All three players above are on Pro Football Focus’ top-50 prosepcts.