The NFL season only ended a few days ago, but the football calendar never stops turning. On Tuesday morning, the league announced the 321 college prospects attending this year’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, which will begin later this month.
Penn State has 12 draft-eligible players, and Nittany Lions will be well represented in Indianapolis, with 10 of them receiving an invite to the combine, led by projected first-round picks tackle Olumuyiwa Fashanu and defensive end Chop Robinson.
The other Nittany Lions who also received an invite are TE Theo Johnson, C Hunter Nourzad, OT Caeden Wallace, EDGE Adissa Isaac, LB Curtis Jacobs, DB Johnny Dixon, DB Daequan Hardy, and DB Kalen King.
All 10 PSU players will get a chance to meet with teams and show their talents to improve their draft stock before April’s NFL draft. Some players like Adisa Isaac have seen their stock rise since the end of the college football season with a stout performance at the Senior Bowl. Others, like cornerback Kalen King, struggled through the Senior Bowl week, putting more onus on a solid combine performance.
It is worth noting that just because the NFL invited a player to the combine does not necessarily mean they will accept the invite. Several players every year might use the combine to only interview with NFL teams but not do drills. Many also opt out of specific drills and compete at those drills in a more controlled environment at the school’s pro day. Others, although unlikely, may also skip out on all of the combine’s festivities.
The 2024 NFL Scouting Combine will take place from February 26 through March 4 and broadcast on the NFL Network.
As the start of the combine nears, we will have you covered on all Penn State’s invited players.