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
2-3 Devon Still DT 71 5Sr Explosive penetrating defensive tackle with good size. Quick, moves well and offers a nice upside.  Highly thought of in the scouting community.
3rd Jack Crawford DE 81 4Sr Tall, 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.
4th Johnnie Troutman G 74 5Sr Strong, small area blocker that easily handles one-on-one assignments and turns defenders off the line, opening big lanes the running game.
5-6 Anthony Lynn S 8 4Sr Nice sized safety with terrific measurables that flashes skill in all aspects.
6-7 Drew Astorino S 28 5Sr Tough, intelligent safety that makes plays up the field or out to the sidelines. Does not display great athleticism yet very efficient.
7-FA Derek Moye WR 6 5Sr Dependable 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.
FA Justin Brown WR 19 3Jr
FA DeOn’tae Pannell G 50 4Sr One time highly rated blocker that disappointed in 2010 after turning in a dominant sophomore campaign.
FA Quinn Barham G 67 5Sr College left tackle that projects to guard in the NFL. Moves well on his feet and solid in pass protection. Potential zone blocking lineman.
FA Michael Mauti OLB 42 4Jr Tough, hard-working linebacker with limited upside.
FA Eric Latimore DE 56 5Sr One time highly rated defensive end coming off an injury. Offers the size, skill and body type to play at the next level.


Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
3-4 Kawann Short DT 93 4Jr Big 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.
5th Ken Plue G 73 4Sr Enormous offensive guard prospect that moves relatively well on his feet. Strong at the point, anchors in pass protection and works until the whistle blows.
6th Gerald Gooden DE 2 5Sr Undersized college defensive end that has the quickness and speed as well as movement skills to transition to outside linebacker in the NFL.
6th Dennis Kelly T 68 4Sr Large college left tackle with enough ability to get consideration on the right side by scouts.
6-7 Peters Drey C 67 4Jr Well sized college center that does the little things well. Should get better in time.
7-FA Albert Evans S 32 4Sr Heady, tough safety very effective facing the action. Lacks elite speed.
FA Josh Johnson CB 28 3Jr Tough cornerback that has shown flashes the past two years.
FA Logan Link S 34 5Sr Former walk-on that plays a fierce brand of football. Consistently sacrifices his body to defend the run. Marginal skills in coverage.