Our sources are reporting in on Thursday's Penn State Pro Day event at University Park, which put Nittany Lion seniors on display for a host of NFL personnel. We will update this story as information continues to come in, so check back frequently.
Below are some reports on the event. Stay tuned to FightOnState.com as more Pro Day event numbers are reported in:
Senior running back Tony Hunt ran a 4.69 40. "He's a truck, I hate to get in the way of that guy," one NFL scout said.
Safety Darien Hardy ran a 4.60 40. "He's put together, but looks like he should be faster," one scout commented.
Defensive tackle Jay Alford ran a 5.01 40 and "moved well, but felt like he could have done better with his finish."
Fellow defensive tackle Ed Johnson ran a "solid" 4.90 40, which "had a lot of people saying 'WOW!'"
Linebacker Paul Posluszny "made an impression" with a 4.62 40. As one observer said, "the speed training he took on down South [in Florida] to prepare really tightened up his stride. He looked good."
Linebacker Tim Shaw, who tuned heads in the NFL Combine last month with a 4.48 40 and an impressive position workout. Today he had a 4.42 40.
Bench Press (225 pounds)
Senior tailback Tony Hunt put up a 24 on the bench press.
Patrick Hall put up 13 reps.
Fullback BranDon Snow put up 28 reps on the bench, which was described as "stellar" by one scout.
Kevin Darling had 16 reps in the drill.
Offensive lineman Robert Price has 20 reps.
All eyes were on the "workout warrior," defensive end Jimmy Shaw, on the bench press. Shaw put up 30 on the bench press in the 2005 Lift For Life event and 29 in the 2006 event. Both of those were in the middle of the grueling LFL challenge. Thursday, he blew those numbers away with 38 reps.
Senior safety Donnie Johnson put up 28 reps on the bench, a great number for a defensive back.
Safety Darien Hardy put up 23 reps on the bench press during the Pro Day session.
Tim Shaw had a 4.42 forty, a 10.6 standing broad jump and a 6.88 second three cone drill time.
New York Giant head coach Tom Coghlin was there "to see Poz," and "came away very impressed with his entire package. I would not be surprised at all to see him in New York."
A few sources indicated that Levi Brown "dominated" in Thursday's Pro Day. Although Brown did not participate in the bench press during today's event (he had 33 reps in Indainapolis last month), several scouts asked Brown to work out in position skill drills. He ended up working out for an hour for a group of scouts who "walked away impressed with his endurance and agility."
Stay tuned to FightOnState.com for more reported Pro Day numbers as they arrive in.