Lake-Lehman grad Connor McGovern announced Wednesday he’ll forego his senior season at Penn State to turn pro. MARK MORAN / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
We’ll have much more on this in tomorrow morning’s papers, which I’m hoping to get a few seconds today to write for soon. But as expected, Penn State guard Connor McGovern announced via his Twitter account that he’s going to make himself eligible for the NFL Draft in 2019.
— Connor McGovern (@Condor_McGovern) January 2, 2019
McGovern came to Penn State from Lake-Lehman High School as one of the top offensive line prospects in the east, and he quickly established himself as a stalwart along Penn State’s offensive line.
He enrolled early and played some tackle in the spring of 2016 before taking over as the starting right guard against Minnesota on Oct. 1 of his true freshman season, helping the Nittany Lions claim the Big Ten Championship.
The 6-foot-5, 323-pounder shifted to center in 2017, then back to right guard for his junior season in 2018 and provided a steady, consistent presence. He started 35 of the last 36 games of his career.
ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. ranked McGovern as the No. 1 guard prospect in the 2019 Draft.