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Jones, Savage lead local selections on final day

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Street and Urschel also selected as well as Bloomsburg linebacker

Penn State defensive tackle Daquan Jones and Pitt quarterback Tom Savage were fourth round selections in the 2014 NFL Draft. Their teammates, Pitt wide receiver Devin Street and Penn State guard John Urschel, were picked in the fifth round.

Jones, a first-team All-Big Ten defensive tackle, was selected with the 12th pick of the fourth round by the Tennessee Titans.

Jones led Penn State with 11.5 tackles for loss last seasion and earned the team’s 2013 Outstanding Senior Player award.  Jones started 23 games over the past two seasons and led all Big Ten defensive tackles in stops with 57 during the 2013 season.

Savage was drafted late in the fourth round by the Houston Texans. The Cardinal O'Hara High School graduate began his career at Rutgers, leading the Scarlett Knights to a 9-4 record as a true freshman, before transferring to Arizona and then Pitt. Savage threw for 2,958 yards and 21 touchdowns last season at Pitt. He threw 9 interceptions and completed 61.2 percent of his passes.

Street, another Pennsylvania high school product, was chosed by the Dallas Cowboys with the sixth pick of the fifth round. Street caught 51 passes for 854 yards and 7 touchdowns as a senior for the Panthers. His 202 career receptions are the most in school history.

Urschel, an interior lineman who projects at either guard or center, went to the Baltimore Ravens late in the fifth round. Urschel started all 24 games the past two seasons and was selected first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches for the second consecutive season. One of the smartest players ever to play football at Penn State, Urschel graduated with undergraduate and master's degrees in Math with a 4.0 grade-point average.

In the seventh round, the San Francisco 49ers selected Boston College defensive lineman Kaleb Ramsey, a graduate of Laurel Highlands High School. Ramsey struggled to stay healthy at BC, but was an effective pass rusher when able to play. He was one of the strongest defensive tackles in the draft.

Bloomsburg also had a player drafted. Defensive end Larry Webster, a former basketball player who also played tight end at Bloomsburg, was drafted near the end of the fourth round by the Detroit Lions.

Several local players signed free agent contracts or were invited to mini-camps for tryouts as well. The complete list of local players drafted, as well as a partial list of undrafted free agents, is below.

FIRST ROUND
13th - Aaron Donald, DT, Pitt (Penn Hills) - St. Louis Rams

SECOND ROUND
Allen Robinson, WR, Penn State - Jacksonville Jaguars

THIRD ROUND
Charles Sims, RB, West Virginia - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Will Clarke, DE, West Virginia (Allderdice) - Cincinnati Bengals

FOURTH ROUND
Daquan Jones, DT, Penn State - Tennessee Titans
Tom Savage, QB, Pitt - Houston Texans

FIFTH ROUND
Devin Street, WR, Pitt - Dallas Cowboys
John Urschel, OL, Penn State - Baltimore Ravens

SEVENTH ROUND
Kaleb Ramsey, DT, Boston College (Laurel Highlands) - San Francisco 49ers

Undrafted Free Agents/Tryouts
Terrill Barnes, WR, IUP: Washington Redskins
Mike Box, QB, IUP: Redskins tryout
Glenn Carson, LB, Penn State: Arizona Cardinals
Brian Clarke, OG, Bloomsburg: Dallas Cowboys
A.J. Dalton, OL, Robert Morris: Detroit Lions
Jake DeMedal, S, St. Francis (New Wilmington): Steelers tryout
Chris Elkins, OL, Youngstown State (Beaver Falls): Pittsburgh Steelers
Tyrone Ezell, DT, Pitt (Munhall): Houston Texans
Matt Feiler, OL, Bloomsburg: Minnesota Vikings
Garry Gilliam, OT, Penn State: Seattle Seahawks
Shane Gordon, LB, Pitt: Steelers tryout
Adam Gress, OL, Penn State (West Mifflin): Steelers tryout 
Jason Hendricks, S, Pitt: Cleveland Browns
Dewey McDonald, S, California-PA: Indianapolis Colts
Shaq Rowell, DT, WVU: Carolina Panthers
K'Waun Williams, CB, Pitt: Browns tryout
Matt Yoklic, P, Pitt: Atlanta Falcons

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