Eight Nittany Lions Invited To NFL Scouting Combine

By Matthew Filipovits on February 9, 2022 at 2:27 pm
Nov 27, 2021; East Lansing, Michigan, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Jahan Dotson (5) gives a thumbs up before a play during the second quarter against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
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Eight Nittany Lions have been invited to the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine - tied for most in the Big Ten with the Michigan Wolverines.

The players invited are:

  • CB Tariq Castro-Fields
  • S Jaquan Brisker
  • WR Jahan Dotson
  • DL Arnold Ebiketie
  • DL Jesse Luketa
  • LB Brandon Smith
  • P Jordan Stout
  • OL Rasheed Walker

The headliner of this group is Jahan Dotson - who is viewed by many as a potential first-round pick. The Pennsylvania native was a first-team All-Big Ten selection and could cement his spot in the opening round with a strong showing in Indy.

One of the more intriguing prospects on this list is Jesse Luketa, who is coming off a great Senior Bowl. He will rep with the defensive lineman at the Combine after spending his senior season primarily as an edge rusher.

Two notable snubs for Penn State - linebacker Ellis Brooks and defensive tackle Derrick Tangelo will have to focus in on Penn State's Pro Day to impress NFL scouts.

The NFL Combine is set to run from March 1-7 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.