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Predicting Penn State's top College Football '25 player ratings

nate-mug-10.12.14by:Nate Bauer07/10/24


The build-up to the July 16 release of EA Sports’ new College Football ’25 is continuing on Wednesday. And, the latest news drip from the game should be insightful to the Penn State football program.

Weeks after overall rankings for the offense, defense, and the team were released, individual player rankings are up next.

Given the program’s standing on both offense (No. 12 – 87 OVR) and defense (No. 9 – 88 OVR), with a team power ranking of No. 9 (88 OVR), it’s a good bet that the Nittany lions will have some individual firepower within the roster. Here is our best guesses as to which Nittany Lions will land among the top of the roster:

(Editor’s note: We had some help at the very top of the board… )

Penn State player College Football ’25 ratings estimates

5. Dani Dennis-Sutton (86 OVR)

The torch has been passed from Chop Robinson and Adisa Isaac at the defensive end position for the Nittany Lions this season. Dennis-Sutton is the guy most seasoned and prepared to pick it up and run with it, now entering his third season in the program after sharing co-starter status a year ago.

Anticipated to be one of the anchor pieces to a Penn State defensive line again expected to show out for new defensive coordinator Tom Allen, Dennis-Sutton should hold a place among the highest-ranked individual players on the Nittany Lions’ roster. 

4. Drew Allar (87 OVR)

Drew Allar might not have had the smoothest season he would have liked in his first as the starter in 2023. That doesn’t mean he’s fallen off in terms of projections or anticipation for his follow-up in 2024. Widely expected to enter the campaign as one of the two or three best quarterbacks in the Big Ten, he’ll also likely hold a place among Penn State’s highest-rated players in the game. 

3. Abdul Carter (90 OVR)

No one within the Penn State football program has denied Abdul Carter’s necessary transition. Taking on a new position after spending his first two years at linebacker, his move to defensive end won’t be without hurdles. 

Still, Carter has shown enough in a couple of campaigns to demonstrate his immense talent and steady trajectory for improvement. If he’s not the top overall player on either side of the ball, he’s likely to be just shy of that designation.

2. Tyler Warren (90 OVR)

Penn State has steadily produced immense talents at tight end, and Tyler Warren is on the same path as the 2024 season approaches. He’ll likely be rewarded in the game for that distinction, having shown his value alongside two NFL-drafted tight ends already in Theo Johnson and Brenton Strange. 

1. Nick Singleton (91 OVR)

The 2023 season wasn’t exactly what Nick Singleton envisioned, either. Tripped up by a running game that was confounded by defenses selling out to stop it, Singleton’s inability to recreate the magic of his explosive chunk plays as a true freshman served as frustration.

Still, like Carter, his talent and sheer athleticism is undeniable. He’s likely to be one of the top overall rated players in the game.

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