While this is the most high-profile workout of the off-season, the Nittany Lions did some other important training earlier this summer, when strength coach Craig Fitzgerald and his staff put them through pro-day style testing.
Here are some highlights from those tests.
Difficult as it may be to believe, junior receiver Allen Robinson continues to get faster and more athletic. He improved his 40-yard dash time (handheld) from 4.5 to 4.47 seconds. Only Alex Kenney (a team-record 4.43) and Adrian Amos (4.45) have posted faster 40s under Fitzgerald at Penn State, and both did so in previous testing sessions. Robinson also improved his vertical from a team-best 37 inches to 38 inches and broad jumped a team-record 11 feet. Finally, he squatted 375 pounds and cleaned 275.
Amos, a junior defensive back, turned heads, too. He ran a 4.52 40 and a 4.10 NFL shuttle while posting a 10-7 broad jump and 37-inch vertical. Amos tied running back Zack Zwinak for tops among the Jets -- QBs, RBs, WRs and DBs -- with a squat of 425. He benched 345, the best for a defensive back under Fitzgerald. Amos' strength index of 616 broke the previous record for a PSU DB of 608 (which he held).
Tight ends Jesse James (255 pounds) and Matt Lehman (262) continued to show great athleticism for their respective sizes. James broad jumped 10-3 and had a 30-inch vert. Lehman broad jumped 10-1 and had a 30-inch vert. James' 4.77 40 was not quite up to the 4.6 he ran in the winter, but was a solid number just the same. James also benched 300 pounds, topping his personal best by 15 pounds.
Converted tight end Garry Gilliam continued to impress as an offensive tackle. He missed most of the spring with a calf injury, but appears to be at full strength now. At 304 pounds, he ran a 5.05-second 40 and a 4.53 NFL shuttle. His vert was 31.5 inches and broad jump 9-2. Gilliam also squatted 465.
Offensive linemen John Urschel and Donovan Smith each boosted the team record in the bench to 415 pounds. Urschel also set a record in squat, doing 505 pounds. Urschel turned a 5.25 40 at 311 pounds.
Seven Tanks (OL and DL) ran sub 5.1-second 40s.
Defensive end Brad Bars was the fastest Tank, running a 4.78 40 and 4.39 NFL shuttle.
Overall, 25 Lions ran sub 4.8 40s, 23 ran sub 4.4 NFL shuttles, 23 had verts of 30 or better, 20 had broad jumps of 9-6 or better, 19 squatted 405 or more, 26 benched 315 or more and 27 cleaned 275 or more.