Penn State Football DE Arnold Ebiketie accepts Senior Bowl invite

Arnold Ebiketie #17 of the Penn State Nittany Lions (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Arnold Ebiketie #17 of the Penn State Nittany Lions (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

Penn State Football defensive end Arnold Ebiketie will have a chance to boost his NFL Draft stock this spring, after accepting an invite to the Reese’s Senior Bowl

Defensive end Arnold Ebiketie has been a standout along the Penn State Football defensive line this season, and the former Temple transfer will now have a chance to showcase his talent alongside some of the nation’s best, after accepting a Senior Bowl invite this week.

Ebiketie, 6-foot-3 and 256 pounds, is the kind of high-motor player who has potential to surge up NFL Draft boards this spring presuming he tests well during the NFL Combine, posts a fast time in the 40-yard dash, and turns heads at the Nittany Lions‘ pro day. But first, Ebiketie will join teammates Jaquan Brisker and Jesse Luketa in Mobile, Ala. for the Reese’s Senior Bowl.

This season, after joining Penn State Football via the transfer portal, Ebiketie’s speed and explosiveness off the line of scrimmage has helped him become one of the Big Ten’s more disruptive defensive ends.

“He’s been a real bright spot during what’s turned into a pretty tough year for Penn State,” an NFC North evaluator tells FanSided.

Ebiketie has already produced a career-high 53 total tackles with 8.5 sacks, 15.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumble this season.

A strong showing during Senior Bowl week, when general managers, coaches, and executives from all 32 teams will have their chance to watch him go through drills and meet with him could really boost Ebikete’s draft stock.