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Which Lions impressed Franklin this spring and why it matters

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James Franklin talks to the quarterbacks and Joe Moorhead during Wednesday's practice - AUDREY SNYDER / DKPS

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- James Franklin had a few spring-ball highlights that he wanted to address right off the bat following Wednesday night's practice.

After a successful 55-yard field goal from Tyler Davis, who went 1 for 2 from the distance during the final minutes of practice, the Nittany Lions' head coach didn't waste time. While the Lions have two spring practices remaining, including the 15th and final one Saturday afternoon -- also known as the Blue-White Game -- Franklin started off his weekly media session with those who have jumped out to him this spring.

Here's the rundown complete with my analysis: