Penn State held it's annual pro day on Tuesday, welcoming scouts to Happy Valley from all over the NFL. Pro day provides a great opportunity for players who were at the combine to show off more of their skills, and those who did not get the invite to Indianapolis but are hoping to pop up on a team's radar.
The participating Nittany Lions were:
- QB Trace McSorley
- RB Miles Sanders
- RB Jonathan Thomas
- WR DeAndre Thompkins
- OL Ryan Bates
- OL Connor McGovern
- OL Chasz Wright
- DT Kevin Givens
- DE Shareef Miller
- DE Donnell Dix
- LB Jake Cooper
- LB Koa Farmer
- CB Amani Oruwariye
- S Nick Scott
- LS Kyle Vasey
McSorley Dropping dimes
McSorley was on the money with this pass to the end zone pic.twitter.com/GTSzdKEE1O— Onward Sports (@OnwardStSports) March 19, 2019
Trace McSorley to DeAndre Thompkins pic.twitter.com/OOu2ORQGvo— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) March 19, 2019
Nice over the shoulder grab by Miles Sanders on a wheel route. pic.twitter.com/RtlWiXwxTt— Patrick Burns (@PatrickBurns_) March 19, 2019
A day like today should at least quiet the concerns about McSorley's accuracy and arm strength a little bit.
Nick Scott saying sup to the media after running the 40 is early round confidence pic.twitter.com/cVoh2PaPsQ— Paddy Cotter (@PaddyCotter) March 19, 2019
Workouts under way for Connor McGovern. Both he and Ryan Bates doing some snapping. pic.twitter.com/7aVnpGxbZW— Donnie Collins (@psubst) March 19, 2019
Shareef Miller pic.twitter.com/Yj2BSgdRnV— Ryan Snyder (@RivalsSnyder) March 19, 2019
Koa Farmer on the 60 yard shuttle. pic.twitter.com/KgzAtLhQZL— Thomas Frank J. Carr (@ThomasFrankCarr) March 19, 2019
Good showing by DeAndre Thompkins today. Made a couple nice grabs in the end zone. pic.twitter.com/mc2LLexln7— Patrick Burns (@PatrickBurns_) March 19, 2019
Nick Scott saying hi to the media absolutely rules. He's one of the nicest guys to talk to and I hope he latches on somewhere in the NFL for a long time. Connor McGovern and Ryan Bates doing some snapping came as no surprise. Both have good size to play inside, and for Bates especially it's good to show the scouts that you can do a bit of everything. Shareef Miller is one of the scariest dudes on the planet, Koa Farmer is very, very agile for his size, and DeAndre Thompkins may have helped his draft chances more than anyone else on Tuesday.
Penn States Pro Day Results pic.twitter.com/etLH9kVHyQ— Blue White Illustrated (@BWIonRivals) March 19, 2019
My first impression of this chart is that Johnathan Thomas is as elite an athlete as they come. He may have a shot to hang around the NFL as a fullback type. Scott, Farmer, and Thompkins have to be pleased with their 40-yard dash times. The trio may not have gotten an invite to the combine but they undoubtedly made up some ground here.
What they're saying
#Eagles OC Mike Groh speaking with #PennState WR DeAndre Thompkins following the passing showcase. Groh got the digits.— Mike Kaye (@mike_e_kaye) March 19, 2019
Thompkins looked really good as a route runner and caught the ball cleanly. Only incompletion was an out of bounds catch in red zone. pic.twitter.com/vDkOajwrwm
Big day for Nick Scott so far, who recorded a 41 vertical earlier and just got some love from Amani Oruwariye and Dwight Galt after running his 40.— Patrick Burns (@PatrickBurns_) March 19, 2019
He gestured 4.43 with his hands, but all times are still unofficial.
Nick Scott, Penn State defensive captain in 2018, makes the case for Trace McSorley as an NFL quarterback. pic.twitter.com/WhPyIq4PdE— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) March 19, 2019
Miles Sanders just continues to make himself money in the pre-draft process. Showing off good route running and hands today.— Clay Sauertieg (@ByCSauertieg) March 19, 2019
Trace McSorley says he didnt take teams requesting him to work out at DB as a sign of disrespect, but that it definitely put a chip on his shoulder.— Patrick Burns (@PatrickBurns_) March 19, 2019
Full comments on all the DB talk below pic.twitter.com/hgMcbkkXww
Saquon comes home
It's great to see Saquon back in Happy Valley. Saquon if you're reading this, I am sorry the Giants are trying to waste your career.
Avert your eyes
Trace McSorley under center.... and truly my work for the day is done pic.twitter.com/eOyGi9Simu— Audrey Snyder (@audsnyder4) March 19, 2019
I'm sorry if this picture sparks outrage.