The work on the recruiting trail for 2016 is complete, so barring a few late tweaks or transfers, rosters across the Big Ten are pretty much set with national signing day in the books. The ESPN.com reporting crew is taking a look at what each team in the conference looks like now with a new class on the way, continuing with the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Team's position of strength: Wide receiver
Running back is a tempting choice here, but the two backs who should share carries with Saquon Barkley -- redshirt freshman Andre Robinson and incoming freshman Miles Sanders -- aren't yet proven. At receiver, it's an altogether different story. Both Chris Godwin and DaeSean Hamilton have made the All-B1G team, and Saeed Blacknall has played in 26 career games. On top of that, there's plenty of young firepower. Penn State has 4.4 speed in DeAndre Thompkins and Brandon Polk and 6-foot-4 height in redshirt freshmen Juwan Johnson and Irvin Charles. Fifth-year senior Geno Lewis may have opted to transfer to Oklahoma, but his impact in 2016 would've been minimal. It's pretty telling that Lewis has a shot as the No. 1 or 2 target with the Sooners but likely would've been, at best, the No. 4 target with the Nittany Lions.
Team's biggest need heading into signing day: Offensive line
Every time Penn State's biggest weakness has been noted the last two years, it's always come down to the same unit: the offensive line. There's just no way around it. The Nittany Lions ranked 111th nationally last season in tackles-for-loss allowed and over the last two seasons permitted 83 sacks. And the problem is that inexperience hasn't been as big of an issue as talent. That said, there are some young prospects here who should be a lot more developed in 2016. Coach James Franklin has often said offensive linemen should start by the third year; only one starter is departing (center Angelo Mangiro).
How Penn State addressed the need: Signing four offensive linemen
ESPN 300 prospect Connor McGovern enrolled early and could compete immediately for a starting job, or at least plenty of playing time. "It's hard to play on the offensive line as a freshman, but the fact he's here six months early and he's already a big, physical, strong guy and [being] very intelligent gives him a shot," Franklin said. "It gives him a shot. He's a unique guy." Michael Menet, another ESPN 300 lineman, could also be a part of the interior rotation as a true freshman. As a result, it's difficult to envision Penn State's other two additions seeing as much time. That pair includes three-star Alex Gellerstedt, who enrolled early, and Will Fries, who boasted scholarship offers from the likes of Clemson and Michigan.
Biggest need remaining: Defensive tackle
Only two scholarship defensive tackles -- Antoine White and Parker Cothren --have seen any time on the field, and they have zero combined starts, so the interior is definitely a question mark. Penn State signed three defensive tackles, two of whom are from the junior-college ranks, and it also returns redshirt freshman Robert Windsor. That's all it has to replace one of its best-ever pairs of defensive tackles in Anthony Zettel and Austin Johnson. Maybe it'll move a player or two to DT to even things out. But, whatever it does, it's going to need a new DT to step up this season -- and it looks as if that might fall to four-star juco prospect Tyrell Chavis. Physically, he's the most imposing at 315 pounds. Choices are definitely limited.