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Two Nittany Lions Ranked Among NFL’s Top 100 Players

Former Penn State football stars Chris Godwin and Allen Robinson were ranked among the NFL’s best players as a part of this year’s NFL Network Top 100.

The feat marks the third time in the last five years multiple Nittany Lions have earned the distinction as the league’s best as chosen by its players. Godwin checked in at No. 81 on the current list, while Robinson was close behind at No. 87.

Despite coming off of a championship season with the Buccaneers, Godwin dropped to No. 81 on the list after finishing last year at No. 38 following his third professional campaign. With his newest ranking, Godwin sits as the 15th-highest-rated wide receiver in the league.

The Pro Bowl receiver’s production dipped slightly in 2020, but he still managed to haul in 65 receptions for 840 yards and seven touchdowns as Tom Brady’s go-to target. During the offseason, Godwin chose to stay in Tampa Bay after electing to play under the organization’s franchise tag in hopes of signing a long-term deal after his fifth season.

Former All-American Allen Robinson sat right behind Godwin as the No. 16-ranked wide receiver based on his latest season-long performance. Last season, veteran route-runner hit the century mark in receptions for the first time in his career while he secured 102 catches for 1,250 yards and seven touchdowns.

After posting his second-highest statistical output in his seven-year career, Robinson received a well-deserved six-spot boost from last year’s rankings. Similar to Godwin, the Bears placed the franchise tag distinction on Robison this offseason, allowing him to sign a one-year tender with the team.

Last year, the Nittany Lions produced three top-100 products: Saquon Barkley, Godwin, and Robinson.

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Connor Krause

Connor Krause is a junior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania double majoring in journalism and business. He is a lifelong Penn State football and basketball fan and enjoys rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams. In his free time, Connor can be found playing golf or pick-up basketball. You can follow his Twitter and Instagram @ckrause_31.

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