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Local Players in the Draft

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Several local players could be off the board before the second round is completed on May 9. Pitt's Aaron Donald is the top prospect, but Penn State has a pair of players who expect to hear their names called early as well.

Aaron Donald, DT, Pitt 6-1, 285
Donald was the most decorated defensive player in the nation in 2013, collecting every major award for which he was eligible. The 6-1, 285-pounder dominated the ACC as a senior, blew away opposition at the Senior Bowl and was a combine star. Considered one of the "safest" prospects of the first round, Donald is consistently ranked as a top 15-20 pick.

Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State 6-2, 220
One of the most productive receivers in the nation the last two seasons, Robinson probably leads the second group of receivers in a deep draft at the position. He lacks top-end speed and isn't as polished as the top five or six receivers in the top group, but his leaping ability and big frame (6-2, 220) make him a solid second-rounder.

Tom Savage, QB, Pitt 6-5, 229
Savage is surging up the draft charts after strong Combine and Pro Day showings caused many scouts to re-visit his senior film. His arm-strength is ideal, as is his toughness, but his lack of mobility is still a concern for many. 

DaQuan Jones, DT, Penn State 6-4, 322
Jones has perfect size at 6-4, 322, and very good quickness. His workout numbers at the combine were good, and his film shows a solid NFL tackle prospect with the ability to play early and improve with experience. His productivity didn't match his skill, but he still seems a safe bet for the second day.

Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia 6-0, 214
The Houston transfer excelled for the Mountaineers in his only Big 12 season, and continued to impress at the Senior Bowl. At 6-0, 214, Sims has a great frame and top-end speed. He's drawn comparisons to Matt Forte and is perhaps the strongest of all the running back prospects in the passing game. Considered a 3rd to 5th rounder.

Will Clarke, DE, West Virginia 6-8, 275
A Taylor Allderdice grad, the 6-8, 275-pound Clarke has great length, excellent strength and above-average athleticism. His consistency was a problem, however, which has left him short on technique and lacking in polish. His size and flashes of dominance, however, will get him a job on Sundays. Late 3rd to 5th round.

Devin Street, WR, Pitt 6-3, 190
Street was productive enough over his four years at Pitt to become the school's all-time leading pass catcher. He brings good size at 6-3, 190, and solid speed, but a deep receiver draft will likely push him toward the middle to late rounds.

Glenn Carson, LB, Penn State 6-3, 244
The 6-3 244-pound Carson projects as a solid run-stuffing inside linebacker and stands a good chance to hear his name called on the draft's final day.

Matt Feiler, OT, Bloomsburg 6-6, 330
Feiler, 6-6, 330, played both guard and tackle at Bloom, and although he has tackle size he's likely best-suited for guard at the next level.

Kaleb Ramsey, DT, Boston College 6-3, 295
A good run-stopper with great strength and good quickness, the Laurel Highlands graduate battled injury issues his entire career.

John Urschel, G, Penn State 6-3, 313
Extremely intelligent with great awareness and intangibles, Urschel is undersized but scrappy and may have to play both guard and center in the NFL.

Larry Webster, TE/DE, Bloomsburg 6-6, 252
A former basketball star, the 6-6, 252-pounder was a pass rusher who also got some red zone time as a tight end. His athleticism may get him drafted.

Terrill Barnes, WR, IUP (Gettysburg)
Dorian Bell, OLB, Duquesne (Monroeville)
Greg Blair, ILB, Cincinnati (Pittsburgh)
Kyle Bryant OT, Youngstown State
Brian Clarke, G, Bloomsburg
Darwin Cook, SS, West Virginia
Brock DeCicco, TE, Wisconsin (Jefferson Hills)
Chris Elkins, C, Youngstown State (Beaver Falls)
Carl Fleming, OLB, IUP
Adam Gress, OT, Penn State (West Mifflin)
Jordan Hall, RB, Ohio State (Jeanette)
Jason Hendricks, SS, Pitt
Matt Lehman, TE, Penn State
Dewey McDonald, SS, California-PA
Jake Metz, DE, Shippensburg (Souderton)
Dayonne Nunley, DB, Miami OH (Monroeville)
Shaq Rowell, DT, West Virginia
Colby Way, Buffalo, DE (State College)
Matt Yoklic, P, Pitt (Gibsonia)

Corey Brown, WR, Ohio State (Monroeville)
Pat Eger, C, West Virginia (Jefferson Hills)
Curtis Feigt, OT, West Virginia (Mercersburg)
Brandon Felder, WR, Penn State
Kyle Harbridge, WR, St. Francis PA (Easton)
Ivan McCartney, WR, West Virginia
Franklin Quiteh, RB, Bloomsburg (Pocono)
Eric Shrive, OT, Penn State (Scranton)
Tashawn Sneed, CB, Gannon
B.J. Stevens, OLB, California-PA (Monroeville)
K'Waun Williams, CB, Pitt
Malcolm Willis, SS, Penn State
Mike Williams, WR, California-PA (Hershey)

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