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BREAKING: Ex-Penn State football OT picked 11th overall in the 2024 NFL Draft

Former Penn State football OT Olu Fashanu has been selected in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft.



Penn State football, Olu Fashanu, 2024 NFL Draft
Penn State left tackle Olu Fashanu (74) gets set before a play against West Virginia at Beaver Stadium September 2, 2023, in State College.

Draft day is finally here with the 2024 NFL Draft well underway many were wondering which Nittany Lion would go off the board first. Now, ex-Penn State football offensive tackle Olu Fashanu has been selected by the New York Jets 11th overall in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft. The Jets selected Fashanu in the the first round and hope to have an anchor on the offensive line which he proved to be during his time at Penn State.

Ex-Penn State football OT picked 11th overall in the 2024 NFL Draft

Olu Fashanu heard his name called by Commissioner NFL Roger Goodell when he announced that the New York Jets were using the 11th pick to draft the former Nittany Lion. Fashnau is regarded as one of the best offensive tackles, with first-round potential if he declared for the 2023 NFL Draft. Instead, he returned to Penn State to graduate and continue to work on his craft.

That decision has paid off for Fashanu as all of his hard work has finally paid off. Following the 2023 season, Fashanu was awarded Rimington-Pace Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year. He was a team captain for the Nittany Lions in 2023 and he appeared in 12 games where he did not allow a sack in 382 pass blocking reps.

Fashanu was a four-star prospect in the 2020 recruiting class when he committed to Penn State. He attended Gonzaga High School where he was teammates with the No. 1 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft Caleb Williams. Now, Fashanu starts the next chapter of his journey with the Jets.

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