Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg announced following Saturday’s Taxslayer Bowl that he’ll enter the 2016 NFL Draft.
Hackenberg, unfortunately, injury his shoulder during the game that prevented him from returning. However, Penn State HC James Franklin said that he doesn’t think Hackenberg’s shoulder injury is “anything really serious,” per Kristen Nelson.
Hackenberg will be an intriguing prospect to watch in the coming months as he was a highly touted prospect entering college, but has struggled to have as much success as anticipated. Some have said that he could end up being a mid-round pick in this year’s draft.
The Texans could be a team to watch for Hackenberg, considering that his former Bill O’Brien is their head coach and they happen to be in need of a long-term quarterback.
Entering today’s game, Hackenburg has thrown for 8,318 yards while completing 56.1 percent of his passes to go along with 48 touchdowns and 30 interceptions during his three years at Penn State.