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PSU Professional Working day impresses NFL scouts and previous Nittany Lions | Pride of the Lions


Brandon Small and OJ McDuffie respond to amazing take a look at figures from Micah Parsons and other modern Lions

Point out Higher education, Pa. — “Which is extensive receiver quick,” is an precise description of the numbers set up by the former Nittany Lions at Pro Day.  

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin referred to as the athletic show a freak show. 

Penn State Defensive Coordinator Brent Pry stated, “He’s so great at everything we couldn’t get the job done him almost everywhere. Most effective address person, ideal hurry person, greatest at the 2nd amount,” referring to Micah Parsons.

Penn State’s Professional Working day introduced reps from 31 NFL groups to Pleased Valley this earlier 7 days, and just one of the potential customers they desired to see was Harrisburg’s have Micah Parsons.

For the to start with time given that the Cotton Bowl in December of 2019, we observed Parsons competing on the grid-iron.

Most professionals anticipate him being an early initially round decide, and his pro working day general performance backed that up.

The previous Cougars standout experienced a 34-inch vertical and a 4.39 40-lawn sprint.

“I am just likely to make performs like I did at Penn State, exhibit these guys why Penn Point out breeds the way we do,” he mentioned afterwards on a zoom with the media.

Micah was not the only one particular with amazing figures.

Defensive conclude Jayson Oweh also turned heads with a gorgeous 4.36 40-yard sprint, 21 bench push reps of 225 lbs, and a 4.21 20-property shuttle operate. Oweh and Parsons have been schooling collectively to get ready for the draft. According to Oweh, that has driven the rapid situations.

“He has this detail the place, whoever goes to start with, the 2nd individual is usually likely to have a superior time, viewing what the other particular person did, so they have to kick it up a notch.”

Pat Freiermuth is nonetheless doing work his way again from surgical procedures, so he didn’t examination every thing, but did run routes for the scouts and coaches.

“They want me to drop a tiny weight. I think I weighed in at 251 or 252, so which is almost certainly in which I’m heading to play at my rookie season.”

Shaka Toney, Lamont Wade, Will Fries, Michal Menet, and Steven Gonzalez also showcased their competencies at PSU’s Pro Day.

On a zoom call hosted by FOX43’s Todd Sadowski, former Nittany Lions who know a factor or two about taking part in in the NFL reacted to quantities put up by the newest pride of the Lions. 

Previous Lion and Miami Dolphins huge receiver O.J. McDuffie had this to say about Parsons referring to NFL scouts. 

“They know these men can engage in football, but now they can see how these fellas measurables, measure up to all people else.  And those people measurables are off the charts. Imagine about a dude like Micah, he has only played a few semesters of football at Penn State, so he has barely been there and that indicates how raw he is.”

A member of the Linebacker-U custom Brandon Small also chimed in to react to Micah’s range by evaluating his have figures back again in 2000.

“(These gamers) catapulted forward in phrases of speed and agility. When I ran mine I ran a 4.61/4.59 and did 26 on the bench so I was potent but no exactly where close to as agile as these dudes.”

The 12 months short was drafted was 2000. Which is when Penn State experienced the 1st and second overall picks from the exact same defense, defensive end Courtney Brown #1 and LaVar Arrington #2. That LB – DE mixture is very similar to the Parsons – Oweh tandem in terms of athleticism. McDuffie was also a to start with rounder, taken with the 25th decide of the 1993 draft by the Miami Dolphins.

When some Lions are all set for the up coming stage, other are anxiously awaiting this impending calendar year and are excited for spring follow.

Tight Conclusion Brenton Strange is anticipated to be a go to focus on for the Lions offense. He has been enthusiastic by the -5 sign that was shown in the pounds space for the duration of the offseason. 

On the defensive aspect of the ball senior Tariq Castro-Fields built the decision to return to Penn Condition in component because of an personal injury riddled 2020 marketing campaign.  The corner is ready to give it a person a lot more go and depart it all on the discipline. 

“Just acquired to be capable to perform a entire year and just present what I can do. I have so a great deal additional in the tank and I have not been in a position to clearly show it nevertheless so I am thrilled for this calendar year, I am thrilled for observe tomorrow.”

Castro-Fields claimed aspect of him receiving superior is just staying accessible.

Obtain the FOX43 application here. 

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