The NFL Draft is finally upon us. The final opinions have been formed. Player reports have been written. Nine former Penn State athletes are ready for the next stage in their lives to begin. Some of them will be drafted. Some of them will become free agents. All of them, however, will make us proud in everything they do.
In case you missed any of our fantastic coverage of the NFL Draft, get caught up on everything right now.
...So You Drafted Donovan Smith
Penn Staters Projected Draft Rounds
|Name||CBS Projected Draft Spot||NFL Projected Draft Spot||ESPN Profile|
|Adrian Amos||Round 2-3||Round 3-4||ESPN|
|Miles Dieffenbach||UDFA||Priority UDFA||ESPN|
|Deion Barnes||Round 7-UDFA||Round 7-Priority UDFA||ESPN|
|Mike Hull||Round 4||Round 5-6||ESPN|
|Jesse James||Round 4||Round 5-6||ESPN|
|Donovan Smith||Round 2||Round 3||ESPN|
On first glance, it might be a little discouraging to see so many guys listed as ones who will likely become free agents. However, guys like Dieffenbach, Barnes, Zwinak and Ficken are extremely draft-able players, should the right situation arise. All four have a lot to offer NFL teams, and could be picked in the sixth or seventh round.
As the draft unfolds, and as our former champions of the blue and white are chosen by NFL teams, we will have fanshots/articles/banners up on the Black Shoe Diaries homepage to help keep you in the loop. And should any of them be picked by the Seahawks, expect me to blow up like I did when they drafted Jordan Hill.
NFL Draft Information
|1||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|6||New York Jets|
|9||New York Giants|
|10||St. Louis Rams|
|13||New Orleans Saints|
|15||San Francisco 49ers|
|17||San Diego Chargers|
|18||Kansas City Chiefs|
|19||Cleveland Browns (from Buffalo)|
|30||Green Bay Packers|
|31||New Orleans Saints (from Seattle)|
|32||New England Patriots|
How To Watch
Round 1: Thursday (4/30/15), 8:00 p.m. ET
Rounds 2-3: Friday (5/1/15), 7:00 p.m. ET
Rounds 4-7: Saturday (5/2/15), noon ET
You can watch the draft on both NFL Network and ESPN. Or, you can watch a live stream on NFL.com.
Join us in the comments section over the next three days, as we hopefully watch some of our favorite Penn Staters start their journeys in the NFL!