The Penn State Nittany Lions opened spring practice this week trying to build on a successful 2012 season that saw the team finish with a record of 8-4. Head coach Bill O'Brien starts his second year at the helm and will have several decisions to make over the course of practice.
The loss of 31 seniors, including nine starters, coupled with scholarship reductions has caused some holes on the depth chart. The coaching staff is going to have to pay extra attention to incoming freshmen and walk-ons to see if there is anyone who can step up and fill in.
In just a week, several players have already seen their stock rise or fall.
As the Nittany Lions wrap up the first week of spring practice and head toward the annual Blue-White game on April 20, let's take a look at an early stock report for the team.