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Penn State DB Adrian Amos "checks all the boxes when it comes to strong football intelligence, a willingness to digest tape and cover skills," NFL Media analyst Lance Zierlein.

The analyst compares him to Husain Abdullah. "The biggest question is whether or not he can fit with a coordinator looking for playmakers and chance-takers," Zierlein wrote. "He must prove that he can play with greater overlap. Amos' scheme versatility is a big plus, but I wouldn't ask him to play inside the box very often." Amos ranks as the No. 5 safety in the class, according to Zierlein. The six-foot, 215-pounder, who is experienced, versatile, muscled-up and athletic, recorded a 4.38 forty and posted an impressive 21 reps on the bench press at his pro day.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 27 - 11:58 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis believes Penn State DB Adrian Amos "has plenty of speed and athleticism."

The 6-foot, 218-pound former All-Big Ten Conference honorable-mention selection put up 225 pounds 21 times, and brought his 40-yard dash down to 4.39 seconds(4.56 at combine). The Penn State prospect posted a 35.5-inch vertical leap and a 10-1 broad jump, with 4.03 three-cone drill (ranked second among safeties) at the combine. Amos has the ideal size for the position, and teams will love the aggressiveness he brings in both the run and passing game. With an improved forty time, Amos could see a nice boost in his stock.
Mar 27 - 3:28 PM

Penn State edge rusher Deion Barnes recorded a 4.95 forty at the school's pro day.

This is a bad number, but the rest of Barnes' workout was similar to Dante Fowler's. Those results include: a 34-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-4 broad jump, a short shuttle in 4.32 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.26 seconds. Barnes declared early but was not invited to the Combine.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 23 - 11:00 AM

Penn State DB Adrian Amos had an "impressive workout" at the school's pro day, according to CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.

Amos recorded a 4.38 forty and posted an impressive 21 reps on the bench press (which would have been good for fourth-best amongst DBs at the combine). The six-foot, 215-pounder is experienced, versatile, muscled-up and athletic. Teams must decide if his best fit is at corner or safety. We think he might end up as the fifth defensive back in nickel packages.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 22 - 1:26 AM

Per CBS Sports' Dane Brugler, Penn State T Donovan Smith "might be ranked lower in the media than in the NFL."

The 6-foot-6, 328-pounder "looked very good in positional drills," according to one of Brugler's sources. "The three-year starting left tackle is likely to be the first player from Penn State selected this year and there were 'several' scouts and offensive line coaches watching him closely during his drills, I'm told, including several representatives of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles," Brugler wrote. NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt previously pegged Smith as a sixth-rounder, but it's looking like Smith could go as early as Round 2. Brugler previously called Smith "similar to a Michael Oher type."
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 21 - 11:47 PM

Per TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, Penn State T Donovan Smith was down about 13 pounds from his Senior Bowl weight at the school's pro day.

Smith weighed in at 328 pounds. "The feedback I'm getting is he looked very athletic and fluid moving around the field," Pauline wrote about Smith's pro day performance. The 6-foot-6 Smith (34 3/8 arms) also had a good combine, posting a 5.27 40 and 9-foot-1 broad jump. He could go as high as Round 2, or as low as Round 4.
Mar 21 - 10:24 PM

Penn State DE Deion Barnes hoisted an impressive 31 bench press reps at the school's pro day.

One of this year's highest profile combine snubs, Barnes measured 257 pounds at PSU's scouting event. The former Big Ten Freshman Of The Year had six sacks last season and ended his career with 98 tackles and 14 sacks. He's got good physical tools to work with, but made a mistake in entering the draft a year early. Barnes is a Day 3 prospect.
Mar 21 - 7:47 PM

Penn State DB Adrian Amos recorded a 4.39 forty at the school's pro day.

That is an improvement of .17 from the Combine. Amos also put up 21 bench press reps. The long defensive back will be viewed as a corner and safety by varying teams, and could be the fifth player in coverage in nickel packages.
Mar 19 - 1:50 PM

In the words of an anonymous scout, Penn State T Donovan Smith is "kind of a different kid. Not bad. Just different."

"Big guy who is more athletic than his peers," another scout said. "He has to work through some natural laziness." We aren't sure what scout one is referring to, and as is common with these quotes they are more vague than detailed. A number of "types" of people have succeeded in the NFL, so someone who is "different" should fit right in.
Mar 9 - 11:19 AM

Penn State T Donovan Smith "has to work through some natural laziness," according to an NFL scout.

Don't we all? "Big guy who is more athletic than his peers," the scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The 6-foot-6, 338-pounder (34 3/8 arms) had a good combine, posting a 5.27 40 and 9-foot-1 broad jump. "Looked good in the Senior Bowl," one scout said. "Now he's got to get through the interviews. He's kind of a different kid. Not bad. Just different."
Mar 1 - 10:20 PM

Penn State T Donovan Smith "likely go in the third- or fourth-round range to a team in need of a tackle," according to ESPN's Todd McShay.

"He's a talented player with up-and-down tape, and teams are going to need to sort through some issues related to his football character," McShay wrote. "But he did well on Friday, posting good athletic numbers (5.27 40, 9-1 broad jump) for a guy his size (6-6, 338 pounds)." Smith recently made his debut at No. 48 on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah's board. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler calls Smith is "similar to a Michael Oher type."
Feb 23 - 11:59 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline reports that NFL teams like Penn State LB Mike Hull "as a core special teamer/nickel linebacker."

Hull logged an unofficial 4.71 forty on Sunday, slightly below the mid-4.6s time the analyst was hoping to see. Still, the number was easily acceptable enough to get him drafted. That's because his motor never stops, he's a leader, and Hull boasts quick diagnostic skills which should translate well. Scouts only questioned his athletic shortcomings, which he's proven are not pronounced enough to push him out of Day 3.
Feb 22 - 4:53 PM

Penn State TE Jesse James posted 40-yard dash times of 4.86 and 4.83 and added a 10-foot-1 broad jump at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Get ready to hear more of James' name over the next week. These numbers are outstanding for a prospect who measured into the event at 6-foot-7, 261 pounds with 33" arms and 9 3/8" hands. James' broad jump, in fact, bests the showings of Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski during their respective testing. We wouldn't be surprised if he runs in the 4.7s at Penn State's pro day, either. This is the rare inline tight end with athleticism.
Feb 20 - 2:49 PM

Penn State TE Jesse James "could get into the low 4.7’s during his forty and over 35-inches on the vertical jump," reported TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

James measured in at 6-foot-7, 261 pounds at the combine with 33" arms and 9 3/8" hands. "I’m told James has also run good shuttle times in training," Pauline added. We'd previously heard his 40 time reported at 4.78, with 27 reps of 225 pounds on the bench.
Feb 19 - 7:41 PM

Penn State TE Jesse James' Combine measurements were 6'7" and 261 lbs.

James also has 33" arms and 9 3/8" hands. Expect the Penn State product to have a great Combine, but his game needs a good bit of refinement. Still, James boasts inline tight end traits, which can be difficult to find.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 19 - 11:10 AM


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