Nittany Lions’ six draft picks match 2010

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State was the buzz of the NFL Scouting Combine, and during the course of the 2018 NFL Draft the Nittany Lions continued showing off the talent this staff recruited and helped develop on both sides of the ball during back-to-back 11-win seasons.

It was bound to be a big year for Penn State in this draft class with Saquon Barkley leading the way as the No. 2 overall selection by the New York Giants while five of his other former Penn State teammates also heard their names called during the weekend.

James Franklin grinned while standing in the background of Barkley's draft night photo in Arlington, Texas while Charles Huff, who recruited Barkley and was his position coach, flew in from Mississippi State so he too could celebrate and smile with the running back.

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