Video: Penn State develops QB depth chart
Penn State develops QB depth chart
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:24:11 +0000Penn State develops QB depth chartPenn State develops QB depth charthttp://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12451/6882021?cpt=8&wpid=2637WTAJa now wtaj sports with alex cawley. (alex) by this time last year, the penn state coaching staff was weighing their options when it came to a starting quarterback. after seeing what trace mcsorley was capable of in 2016, it's hard to argue with their decision but as josh berrian tells us, there's always room for improvement for the entire depth chart. intro: the nittany lions won' )t have a million questions being thrown at them this spring when it comes to who will be starting at quarterback after trace mcsorley's record setting season last year. track: although trace is the signal caller and one of the leader's for psu's offense, that doesn't mean he's an established product. for what he lacks in size, mcsorley makes up with his legs and according to james franklin, you might see a slight difference in how backup tommy stevens looks on saturday. james franklin/penn state head coach "obviously, he's not the biggest guy. he's not 6' )3", but you look at his lower body development, he's a powerful guy. that translates to being able to throw the ball. i think he's still got room for growth. i mean he's still a fairly young player. i think that's where you've seen tommy develop as well. i forget what tommy was when he got here. i think he was about 195 pounds. if i'm correct, i think he's about 230 now. so those two guys have really done a good job at developing." track: franklin said that most people, when it comes to the development of qb's, focus on the arm, but gave an interesting comparison for their throwing platform. franklin: "like a pitcher, on the rubber, he's driving that foot into the ground and driving off the rubber. it's the same thing with the quarterback. the more powerful you are in your lower body the more you're going to be able to create." outro: looking deeper into the depth chart at jake zembiec, franklin says he's one of there hardest working guys in the weight room, but still hasn't developed the way others have. so they need to figure out exactly what he needs in terms of growth. outside beaver stadium, i'm josh berrian for nittany nation.