The Big Ten postseason player rankings, based on past performance and future potential, continue with ...
Daryll Clark, QB, Penn State, Sr., 6-3, 232
ClarkPreseason rank: 2
Why he's here: In two seasons as the starter, Clark cemented himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks in Penn State history. He set team records for career touchdown passes, single-season touchdown passes, single-season passing yards, career touchdowns and single-season touchdowns. Clark also shared Big Ten MVP honors with Brandon Graham and led Penn State to consecutive 11-win seasons. While he struggled in losses to both Iowa and Ohio State, he finished strong by helping the Nittany Lions to a Capital One Bowl victory against LSU.
I'm sure I'll take heat for dropping Clark from his preseason perch, but it has more to do with the players ahead of him than anything he didn't do. He doesn't project as well to the NFL as some other Big Ten stars, and the buzz at the combine signaled a position switch is possible at the next level. But Clark's accomplishments as a college player, both statistically and as a true team leader, reinforced his legacy at Penn State. On a personal note, Clark was always one of my favorite players to interview, and his insights will be missed.
No. 29: Northwestern DE Corey Wootton
No. 27: Ohio State LG Justin Boren
No. 26: Iowa S Tyler Sash
No. 24: Penn State C Stefen Wisniewski
No. 23: Michigan CB Donovan Warren
No. 22: Northwestern CB Sherrick McManis
No. 21: Ohio State DE Thaddeus Gibson
No. 20: Indiana DE Jammie Kirlew
No. 19: Iowa LB Pat Angerer
No. 18: Wisconsin DE O'Brien Schofield
No. 17: Illinois WR Arrelious Benn
No. 16: Purdue DE Ryan Kerrigan
No. 15: Penn State RB Evan Royster
No. 14: Iowa CB Amari Spievey
No. 13: Ohio State QB Terrelle Pryor
No. 12: Penn State LB Sean Lee
No. 11: Ohio State S Kurt Coleman
No. 10: Minnesota WR Eric Decker
No. 9: Wisconsin RB John Clay