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Penn State Football: Star-Studded Pro Day Set For Tuesday

by on March 14, 2018 1:25 PM

Penn State will host what ought to be an entertaining and star-studded Pro Day next Tuesday on campus as plenty of former Nittany Lions look to impress scouts for the first time or improve their testing numbers since the NFL Combine a few weeks ago.

Slated to begin before lunch, the event will feature potential No.1 overall pick Saquon Barkley as well as a host of other familiar faces.

Pro Day Participants that tested at the NFL Combine: Marcus Allen, Troy Apke, Saquon Barkley, Jason Cabinda, Mike Gesicki, Grant Haley, DaeSean Hamilton and Christian Campbell.

Pro Day Participants working out for the first time in front of scouts: Saeed Blacknall, Colin Castagna, Tyrell Chavis, Curtis Cothran, Parker Cothren, Desi Davis, Tyler Davis, Brendan Mahon, Josh McPhearson, Paris Palmer, Tom Pancoast, Brandon Smith and Mitchell Vallone.

It's unknown at this time what players will take part in what drills. For example, DaeSean Hamilton and Jason Cabinda opted to save much of their combine workouts for Pro Day, both for various reasons. On the flip side, Mike Gesicki and Saquon Barkley were the best at nearly everything at their position, and have little to prove by doing it again.

It'll also be a big day for Saeed Blacknall, a receiver who spent a good chunk of his senior season injured and had flashes of promise throughout his career but never became a consistent every-game receiver.

Nevertheless, Tuesday will mark another big moment in the careers of these former Nittany Lions as they look to take the next step towards an NFL future.


Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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