Without any Big Ten championships or bowls to play for in the next four years, most of the players on Penn State’s roster stayed in Happy Valley to play for each other.
Beyond this, though, many of these athletes are playing for their own futures.
For seniors such as Michael Mauti and Matt McGloin, this is their last year to suit up and play in Happy Valley, and so far these guys are making the best of it.
Between now and the NFL draft on April 25, neither Mauti or McGloin will be able to control whether their team will have a shot to win the Big Ten.
What these two and other players on the Nittany Lions’ roster do have control of is their draft stock.
For Penn State, there are numerous players that will have a shot to play in the NFL next year and in the upcoming years.
Let’s see who they are.