Several Nittany Lions headed to the NFL
UNIVERSITY PARK – It was a big weekend for Penn State football.
Several Nittany Lions are moving on to the NFL.
Penn State had six players selected in the NFL Draft over the weekend, marking the team’s most productive in eight years. Saquon Barkley – who was selected at No. 2 by the New York Giants – was the highest pick since 2000. Three defensive backs were selected for just the second time in school history.
After the draft concluded, seven players joined teams as free agents. Two Lions are headed to the Oakland Raiders and another will join Barkley with the Giants.
Here’s the complete list of Penn State players and where they’re headed:
DRAFT PICKS (6):
Saquon Barkley (RB) – Round 1, No. 2 overall, New York Giants
Mike Gesicki (TE) – Round 2, No. 42 overall, Miami Dolphins
Troy Apke (S) – Round 4, No. 109 overall, Washington Redskins
DaeSean Hamilton (WR) – Round 4, No. 113 overall, Denver Broncos
Marcus Allen (S) – Round 5, No. 148 overall, Pittsburgh Steelers
Christian Campbell (CB) – Round 6, No. 182 overall, Arizona Cardinals
FREE AGENTS (7):
Jason Cabinda (LB) and Saeed Blacknall (WR) – Oakland Raiders
Grant Haley (CB) – New York Giants
Curtis Cothran (DT) – Minnesota Vikings
Parker Cothren (DT) – Pittsburgh Steelers
Brendan Mahon (OL) – Carolina Panthers
Tyler Davis (K) – Buffalo Bills