Nittany Lions news: Day 1 NFL Scouting Combine recap and Chop Robinson’s 40 time

Chop Robinson, Adisa Isaac, and Curtis Jacobs all tested and measured on Day 1 of workouts at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Chop Robinson wowed with a 40-yard dash under 4.50.
Penn State defensive lineman Chop Robinson (DL45)
Penn State defensive lineman Chop Robinson (DL45) / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

On Day 1 of the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the defensive linemen, edge rushers, and linebackers all measured and tested. That meant Adisa Issac, Curtis Jacobs, and Chop Robinson were all in action. Unsurprisingly, Robinson stole the show. 

Robinson ran the second fastest 40-yard dash of the edge rushers with an official 4.48 which was narrowly behind Alabama edge, Dallas Turner’s 4.46. Jacobs clocked a 4.58 and Isaac checked in at 4.74. 

Despite measuring in at an underwhelming 6’2.7” and only weighing 354 pounds, Robinson posted a historically great Relative Athletic Score of 9.68. That was 53 out of 1,637 edge rushers from 1987 to 2024 per Kent Lee Platte, the creator of 

Jacobs also ran well at the event, but did not do any agility testing, so there isn’t a full picture of his lateral athleticism. Jacobs posted an RAS of 9.17. 

Of the three Nittany Lions who participated in Day 1 of the combine, Isaac was the most disappointing. He was very slow in his 40-yard dash for a player who is under 250 pounds. However, Isaac did grade well in the explosiveness drills with a 34.5” vertical and a 10’3” broad jump. Though Robinson’s broad jump was 10’8”. 

On Day 2 of the combine, the defensive backs and tight ends will workout and test. For Penn State, that includes Kalen King, Johnny Dixon, Daequan Hardy, and Theo Johnson. In total Penn State has 10 players in attendance at Lucas Oil Stadium with two projected first-round picks. Robinson cemented himself in that group on Thursday, along with Olu Fashanu, who has been considered a first-rounder for two years.

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