- Craig Haubert, ESPN Staff Writer
Penn State picked up its second ESPN 300 offensive lineman Friday with the addition of Under Armour All-American Michal Menet. Read on to see why Menet could become a Nittany Lions fan favorite in the near future:
What he brings: Menet, simply put, is just a darn good football player with a "lunch-pail" style. He is not the biggest in terms of bulk and needs to add more size, but has a sturdy build with very good height and a frame that can support additional mass with time in the Nittany Lions' weight program. He may not be a massive figure in the trenches, but does display very good playing strength as well as a physical and tenacious demeanor. In the run game he can come off, get pad-under-pad and drive defenders off the ball. He can also locate targets and use good angles to be an effective second-level blocker. In pass protection, he is active with hands and a knee bender who can mirror rushers once engaged. The ESPN 300 offensive lineman has room to improve physically and technically, but possesses good ability and is a tough, results-oriented player.
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