Penn State Football: 11 Former Nittany Lions Participate in Pro Day

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Holuba Hall was swarming with NFL representatives on Tuesday afternoon in anticipation of Penn State’s Pro Day. 11 former Nittany Lions took part in the annual ritual of working out for NFL teams in hopes of impressing someone enough to draft them. For some of the players it was yet another chance to work out in front of scouts and show their skills. For others, it was one of the few chances they’ll get before the NFL Draft in May.

Two-time Big Ten Receiver of the Year Allen Robinson headlined the group and is expected to be the highest-drafted Nittany Lion this year. Most experts anticipate him being taken near the end of the first round or at the start of the second round. Robinson had a great day on Tuesday, as he improved his numbers from the combine in February and may have raised his draft stock.

Offensive guard John Urschel and defensive tackle DaQuan Jones, who were both at the NFL combine, also got another shot to impress the NFL representatives. Like Robinson, both players are expected to be taken in May’s draft.

Also working out trying to land a job were: safety/linebacker Stephen Obeng-Agyapong, safety Malcolm Willis, linebacker Glenn Carson, wide receiver Brandon Felder, tight end Matt Lehman, Offensive tackles Adam Gress and Garry Gilliam and punter Alex Butterworth.

According to Penn State officials, 26 NFL teams were represented. Some of those on hand were Washington, San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, Carolina, New Orleans and Kansas City. While most sent scouts to watch the action, the Philadelphia Eagles sent head coach Chip Kelly and the Pittsburgh Steelers sent head coach Mike Tomlin.

Some of the players will be participating in private workouts for teams in the weeks leading up to the draft.

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