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Christian Hackenberg Commented On Last Two Seasons, James Franklin At Combine

Christian Hackenberg interviewed on his future.


This week is the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, and few prospects get grilled more by teams and the media than quarterbacks. Out of the signal callers at this year's combine, Penn State's Christian Hackenberg may be the most scrutinized.

Hackenberg had a tremendous freshman season for the Nittany Lions in 2013 under Bill O'Brien. He looked like a future potential No. 1 overall pick. After O'Brien left for the NFL, Hackenberg's play plummeted under new head coach James Franklin. The Pro-Style passer never seemed comfortable in Franklin's spread scheme, and PSU produced back-to-back 7-6 seasons. 

Speaking at the combine today, Hackenberg addressed the last two seasons and painted a rather positive portrait. 

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Additionally, Hackenberg commented on the perceived slight of Franklin in his statement declaring for the NFL Draft. The 44-year-old coach's name was noticeably absent from the release, but Hackenberg tried to explain that away. 

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Do you find Hackenberg's quotes enlightening or disingenuous? That's a question NFL teams will be asking themselves as they continue to study him throughout the draft process.