The majority of the first rounders from the Penn State program the past eight draft’s have come from the line of scrimmage, specifically the defensive side of the ball.  That trend will continue next April if PSU places a player in the top 32.  Purdue’s top prospect can also be found on the defensive line.

Penn State

Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
2-3Devon StillDT715SrExplosive penetrating defensive tackle with good size. Quick, moves well and offers a nice upside.  Highly thought of in the scouting community.
3rdJack CrawfordDE814SrTall, thin defensive end that flashes ability. Looked terrific in ’09 then struggled with an injury last season. Could make a big vault up draft boards with a productive senior campaign.
4thJohnnie TroutmanG745SrStrong, small area blocker that easily handles one-on-one assignments and turns defenders off the line, opening big lanes the running game.
5-6Anthony LynnS84SrNice sized safety with terrific measurables that flashes skill in all aspects.
6-7Drew AstorinoS285SrTough, intelligent safety that makes plays up the field or out to the sidelines. Does not display great athleticism yet very efficient.
7-FADerek MoyeWR65SrDependable receiver that extends his hands and offers the quarterback a nice target. Lacks the second gear yet possesses enough skill to make it as a fifth receiver. Does not play to his timed speed.
FAJustin BrownWR193Jr
FADeOn’tae PannellG504SrOne time highly rated blocker that disappointed in 2010 after turning in a dominant sophomore campaign.
FAQuinn BarhamG675SrCollege left tackle that projects to guard in the NFL. Moves well on his feet and solid in pass protection. Potential zone blocking lineman.
FAMichael MautiOLB424JrTough, hard-working linebacker with limited upside.
FAEric LatimoreDE565SrOne time highly rated defensive end coming off an injury. Offers the size, skill and body type to play at the next level.

Purdue

Round Full NamePos#YrComments
3-4Kawann ShortDT934JrBig bodied defensive tackle that impact the game when he wants to. Offers a lot of skill yet does not always play up to his level of ability.
5thKen PlueG734SrEnormous offensive guard prospect that moves relatively well on his feet. Strong at the point, anchors in pass protection and works until the whistle blows.
6thGerald GoodenDE25SrUndersized college defensive end that has the quickness and speed as well as movement skills to transition to outside linebacker in the NFL.
6thDennis KellyT684SrLarge college left tackle with enough ability to get consideration on the right side by scouts.
6-7Peters DreyC674JrWell sized college center that does the little things well. Should get better in time.
7-FAAlbert EvansS324SrHeady, tough safety very effective facing the action. Lacks elite speed.
FAJosh JohnsonCB283JrTough cornerback that has shown flashes the past two years.
FALogan LinkS345SrFormer walk-on that plays a fierce brand of football. Consistently sacrifices his body to defend the run. Marginal skills in coverage.