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Christian Hackenberg  

Height: 6-4   Weight: 228   Age: 24

Born: 2/14/1995 Lehighton , PA

College: Penn State

Experience: Season

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Draft 2016

Pick No.51

Selected By: New York Jets

Round: 2

Pick (Overall): 20 (51)

Pick Analysis: Hackenberg's junior year did not go quite as expected, but he still wound up as the school's all-time leader in passing yards (8,457) and touchdowns (48). The son of a former University of Virginia football player was a three-year starter, answering the bell for all 38 games in his career. Hackenberg lived up to his recruiting hype by being named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2013, as well as a Freshman All-American (2,955 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions). His play was not as efficient in his sophomore year (2,977 yards, 12 TD, 15 INT), but his MVP performance in the Nittany Lions' double overtime Pinstripe Bowl win over Boston College led many to think he was on his way to stardom. Unfortunately, Hackenberg's play in 2015 was uneven, at best, as he completed just 53.5 percent of his passes for 2,525 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions. He finished the season leaving the team's TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Georgia due to a right shoulder sprain, and then announcing his intention to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft.

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  1. 2016 Combine workout: Christian Hackenberg

    Published: March 10, 2016 at 04:16 p.m.

    Watch Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg compete in the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine.

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