Penn State has three players who have received invitations to the NFL Scouting Combine, which will take place February 20 to 26, 2008. The event features executives, coaches and player personnel directors from all 32 NFL teams who are in attendance to evaluate the nation's top college football players for the upcoming NFL Draft.
Penn State has three players who have made the invitation list for the event; Dan Connor, Justin King and Anthony Morelli.
Dan Connor: PSU's all-time leading tackler, Connor led the nation's 11th ranked defense with 145 tackles, 6.5 sacks and an interception. Playing middle linebacker, the two-time All-American won the Bednarik Award given to the college defensive player of the year, the third consecutive year a Nittany Lion has won the honor. Connor already showcased his talents in the Senior Bowl last month, winning MVP honors for the North Squad.
Justin King: The junior cornerback had 49 tackles, two interceptions, one fumble recovery and 15 pass break-ups on the year. King appeared to have he hands full in a couple of games in 2007, but still led the team with a Big Ten best 17 pass defenses while winning first-team All-Conference notice. He graduated in December with a degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in sports management.
Anthony Morelli: The senior quarterback went 234 for 402 (58.2%) for 2651 yards in 2007. Tossing 19 touchdowns, Morelli earned a rating of 124.2 on the year, winning his second bowl game in a decisive defeat over Texas A&M in the Alamo Bowl. A career of ups and downs, Morelli went 18-8 over his career as a starter in Blue and White.
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