Already holding a master's degree in math, Penn State
's John Urschel
is the ultimate numbers guy. Saturday, the two-time All-Big Ten guard's combination of athletic ability and smarts added up to achieving his goal of being selected in the NFL Draft.
Uschel went a bit later than many expected, as the Baltimore Ravens picked him with the 35th pick of the fifth round. He was the 175th selection overall and the 11th guard taken.
ESPN tabbed Urschel as the 105th-best prospect in the draft and the fifth-best guard.
Urschel was a three-year mainstay on the Penn State offensive line, earning All-Conference honors the past two seasons. He earned the 84th Sullivan Award as the nation's top amateur athlete.
His exploits on the field and in the classroom led to him winning the William V. Campbell Trophy from the National Football Foundation, representative of the top scholar-athlete in the nation.
Urschel was the third former Nittany Lion picked in the draft, joining receiver Allen Robinson (second round, Jacksonville) and defensive tackle DaQuan Jones (fourth round, Tennessee).
The Nittany Lion guard known for his combo of brains and brawn his headed to Baltimore. He was selected in Round No. 5 of the NFL Draft.
The Nittany Lion guard known for his combo of brains and brawn his headed to Baltimore.