Shareef Miller and Shaka Toney showed promise as pass-rushers in 2017, and Parsons adds another high-ceiling defensive end to the mix. Penn State is trying to build the same depth up front that the College Football Playoff regulars have, and that could make the difference in closing time. Keep an eye on how that defensive front develops.

Penn State returns its deepest defense in a long time, despite some key losses in the secondary and at linebacker.