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MMQB - How Many Penn Staters Get Drafted?

Some had strong performances, while some left a little bit on the field

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL Combine was this past weekend, which saw a total of seven Nittany Lions trying out for the scouts.

Kevin Givens and Ryan bates both had good bordering on great outings. Both ran the 40 in around 5.08 seconds, and Bates put the bench press up 28 times, while Givens motored out 32 reps. Kevin also notched a 31 inch vertical. Both Ryan and Givens both looked good during field drills, likely improving their draft stock overall.

Of the other big men, Connor McGovern and Shareef Miller had okay days, overall. McGovern did not run the 40, opting to wait until Penn State’s pro day later this spring. Shareef ran the 40 in 4.69 seconds, which is quick for someone his size. Miller only managed 16 reps of the bench press, the lowest total of the Lions, while McGovern put the bar up 28 times. Neither Connor nor Shareef likely hurt their draft stock, but the two were surely hoping to improve their ranking in the eyes of the scouts, and may not have done that.

For the small, quick guys, Miles Sanders ran a 4.49 40, while putting up 20 reps of the bench press, posting a 36 inch vertical, and 4.19 20 yard shuttle, placing him among the top performers at RB. Trace McSorley meanwhile logged a 4.57 40, a 30 inch vert, and a 4.12 20 yard shuttle. Lastly, Amani Oruwariye did not run the 40, but logged 17 reps of the bench, the only non-field drill activity he took part in. Both Miles and Trace likely helped their draft stock overall, as they looked good in field drills as well. Amani will look to show out at the Penn State pro day.

So what say you, dear reader? After the NFL Combine, how many Penn Staters get drafted?

Overall, it seemed as if Ryan Bates, Kevin Givens, Miles Sanders, and Trace McSorley helped themselves. Connor McGovern and Shareef Miller likely stayed put relative to their pre-Combine evaluations. There may not be enough information after the Combine on Amani Oruwariye to say whether his stock went up or down.

Of the seven attendees, I feel fairly confident in putting the O/U at 6.5 being drafted. Amani, Trace, and Shareef all should be drafted, but who knows what the scouts think. What do you say?