PSU Pro Day Performances

Get an update on how Penn State standouts Dan Connor, Justin King, Rodney Kinlaw and Anthony Morelli did in this past week's Pro Day. Get their measurements, performance numbers and the overall impression they left on NFL observers.

Penn State held it's Pro Day on March 18, allowing several Nittany Lions to showcase their talents for upwards of 22 teams who had representatives on hands. Among the teams in Holuba Hall for the event were the Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions, among many others.

Although the event showcased 11 former Nittany Lions, there were four who were the main draw for the event; Dan Connor, Justin King, Rodney Kinlaw and Anthony Morelli.

Given the fact nearly every NFL observer has a stop watch at the event, to take their own times, there tends to be a range in most of the event numbers. However, the numbers below are the measurements the NFL is using.

Get an update on how the four PSU standouts performed:

Dan Connor (LB)

Measurements: 6-foot-2 5/8, 231 pounds
40-Yard Dash: 4.67, 4.71 seconds
Vertical Leap: 35 inches
Long Jump: 9-foot-7 inches
Short Shuttle: 4.25 seconds
Cone Drill: 6.78 seconds
225 Bench Press: 21 reps

Notes: Many observers feel that Connor's overall performance really helped his draft status along with his impressive career and Senior Bowl MVP performance. Connor was particularly impressive in in individual agility drills.

Justin King (CB)

Measurements: 5-foot-10 5/8, 189 pounds
40-Yard Dash: Did not participate (4.31 seconds at NFL Combine)
Vertical Leap: 37 1/2 inches
Long Jump: Did no participate
Short Shuttle: 4.34 seconds
Cone Drill: 6.91 seconds
225 Bench Press: Did not participate

Notes: Several observers indicated that King also boosted his draft status and could have emerged into a possible first round pick. Mike Tomlin spent a significant portion of the event focused on King's performance. King did not have the opportunity to display his return skills, which many feel could be a role for him to play at the next level.

Rodney Kinlaw (RB)

Measurements: 5-foot-9, 202 pounds
40-Yard Dash: 4.50, 4.49 seconds
Vertical Leap: 38 inches
Long Jump: 9-foot-9 inches
Short Shuttle: 4.30 seconds
Cone Drill: 6.92 seconds
225 Bench Press: Did not participate

Notes: Kinlaw was not as fast in the 40-yard dash, Cone or Short Shuttle Drill as most expected. Given his smaller stature several observers felt that Kinlaw needed a fast showing to supplement his size. Kinlaw did not have the opportunity to display his return skills.

Anthony Morelli (QB)

Measurements: 6-foot-3 3/8, 232 pounds
40-Yard Dash: 5.08, 5.11 seconds
Vertical Leap: 29 1/2 inches
Long Jump: 9-foot
Short Shuttle: 4.34 seconds
Cone Drill: 7.01 seconds
225 Bench Press: 18 reps

Notes: Morelli's strength impressed several observers, particularly the velocity he placed on balls and his bench press performance. His individual passing drills showed "bright and dark spots." Most feel that he didn't boost his draft status with the performance.

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