Penn State football mock draft: Stock up/down after the Senior Bowl

Four Nittany Lions went to Mobile Alabama for the Senior Bowl and two impressed enough to boost their draft stock with the NFL combine just a month away.

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201. . player. . (7th round). 26. Curtis Jacobs. LB. Curtis Jacobs. Curtis Jacobs

Curtis Jacobs is a player that is on the fringe of the seventh round and the Shrine Bowl didn’t do much to change that. He finished 2023 with 50 tackles, two forced fumbles, and 2.5 sacks, but he’ll need to test well at the combine to win over scouts and general managers. 

At 6-foot-1 238-pounds Jacobs profiles as a fast sideline-to-sideline linebacker, so his 40 and shuttle time will be crucial to determine if he’s draftable or a UDFA. I’ll bank on the athleticism that made him a five-star high school recruit in 2020 shining through in the draft process. 

No team values linebackers like the Baltimore Ravens, who had the best defense in the NFL in 2024. Baltimore built the defense around first-round linebacker Patrick Queen and Roquan Smith, who they traded a second-round pick for in 2022. 

Queen is likely to leave in free agency this offseason, and if he does, the Ravens will need an anthetlic depth piece to develop. How about one from Owings Mills Maryland. 

UDFA: Caedan Wallace OT, Daequan Hardy CB, Trey Potts RB, Alex Felkins K

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