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Penn State's Robinson, West Virginia's Sims and Clarke selected in NFL Draft

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Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson was selected in the second round, and West Virginia's Charles Sims and Will Clarke were picked in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Robinson was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 61st overall selection. Sims went to Tampa Bay early in the third, while Clarke was selected by Cincinnati late in the third.

Robinson, the 2012 and ’13 Big Ten Receiver of the Year, caught 97 passes for 1,432 yards, both Penn State single-season records. The Michigan native was named a first-team All-American as a junior by CBSSports.com, Sporting News and Phil Steele's College Football after leading the Big Ten in receptions and receiving yardage for the second consecutive year.

Robinson leaves Penn State ranked second in career receptions with 177 and third in career receiving yardage with 2,474 yards.

Sims was selected by Tampa Bay early in the third round. A transfer from Houston, Sims was the Conference USA Freshman of the Year in 2009. He led the Cougars in rushing in 2011 and 2012 before transferring to WVU, where he ranked second in the conference with 1,549 all-purpose yards.

Clarke, who played at Allderdice in the City League, went to Cincinnati later in the third round. The former City League star started all 12 games for the Mountaineers at defensive tackle in 2013 and recorded 49 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and six sacks with three passes batted and one forced fumble.

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