Coming to the Combine: Eight Former Lions Head to Indy for the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine

By John Morgan on February 6, 2018 at 10:53 am
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On Tuesday, the list for the NFL Combine was revealed and eight former Nittany Lions received an invitation. Overall, there are 326 participants invited to showcase their skills for NFL teams prior to the 2018 Draft. The eight participants are the most for Penn State since 10 former Lions showcased in Indianapolis in 2015, and among the highest number to ever participate.

Player Position
Marcus Allen Safety
Troy Apke Safety
Saquon Barkley (JR) Running Back
Jason Cabinda Linebacker
Christian Campbell Cornerback
Mike Gesicki Tight End
Grant Haley Cornerback
DaeSean Hamilton Wide Receiver

The combine will be held from Feb. 27 through March 5. For the eight former Lions, it will be a return to the site of their 2016 Big Ten Championship (WHEEEEEL). 

It's fairly safe to say that Saquon Barkley will be one of the most highly anticipated participants in recent years. His freakish athletic ability has been well publicized and now scouts will get a first hand look. Additionally, DaeSean Hamilton and Christian Campbell will look to build off their impressive Senior Bowl performances.