Tony Hunt, Paul Posluszny, and Levi Brown were all invited to take part in the Senior Bowl this weekend. It's a great opportunity for them to show their talent to NFL scouts who are there picking the players apart all week in practice. Here are some tidbits I'm picking up from various places on the internets.
On weigh in day, Hunt weighed an amazing 239 lbs and stood 6 foot 1 and 3/4 inches tall. Scouts noted he looked "solid and bigger than expected."
In drills, Hunt has impressed the coaches with his toughness and ability to fight for extra yardage, but they are concerned he may be a step slow. Like, duh. Reportedly he and Poz have had some epic collisions in practice drills with neither guy winning or losing. Overall, he has perhaps slightly helped his draft stock and certainly hasn't done anything to hurt himself.
I love this quote from one scout:
Hunt was reportedly seen being interviewed by the Kansas City Chiefs. The Seattle Seahawks are also taking a long look at Tony.
On the first day Poz weighed in at 237 lbs standing 6 foot one and 1/4 inches tall. The scouts commented he "looked good - thick and cut". He was reportedly in "great shape." High praise considering some kids were described to have "beer guts" and looking "soft". One player was even labeled a "waste of a roster spot."
Poz has reportedly been an animal on the practice field. Here are some quotes from DraftDaddy.com.
And here is one from today's practice.
But concerns are arising about his ability in coverage. TE Scott Chandler reportedly burnt him several times in the passing game.
The Houston Texans were one team seen interviewing Poz after practice today.
On weigh in day Levi Brown was described as "thick and barrel chested" by the scouts. He weighed in at 323 lbs and stood 6'5" tall.
Practice reviews are mixed on Brown. Draft Daddy offers up this after Monday's practice.
But after today's practice he suggests Brown may have helped himself.
Other reviews suggest Brown has great footwork, but his hand play needs work to fend off would be pass rushers. Overall the scouts are impressed and the consensus seems to be he is the still the second best offensive lineman in the draft behind Joe Thomas of Wisconsin.
Levi has drawn interest from the Cleveland Browns.
It sounds like the Nittany Lions are representing their school well. All three are improving their stock. I'll continue to keep you updated as the week progresses.