CFN: PSU Combine Assessments

With several Nittany Lions ready to showcase their talents at the NFL Combine, Scout's College Football News assesses some of them and how they think they're poised to stack up at the event.

Gerald Cadogan, Penn State 6-5, 310

CFN Rank: No. 11 OT Prospect

Positives: Quick feet. Good athleticism for his size...durable and versatile...very smart.

Negatives: More of a finesse blocker than a pure bruiser...could stand to get stronger...not physical enough.

Maurice Evans, Penn State 6-2, 275

CFN Rank: No. 8 DE Prospect

Positives: Elite pass rusher...quick out of the box. Has the potential to make one big game-changing play per game...strong. Really strong.

Negatives: Knocked down on everyone's draft list after off-the-field issues regarding pot possession...needs a little technique work. Not necessarily going to dominate from day one...not tall. A bit squatty for a pass rusher.

Aaron Maybin, Penn State 6-3, 245

CFN Rank: No. 2 DE Prospect

Positives: Phenomenal athleticism … Can be used in a variety of ways on the outside. Tremendous quickness...can cut on a dime.

Negatives: Not all that big. At 245 pounds, he might be an outside linebacker...needs to prove he can handle himself against power running teams...needs a few more pass rush moves.

Derrick Williams, Penn State 5-11, 195

CFN Rank: No. 7 WR Prospect

Positives: Can do a little of everything well...very quick. Can be a top punt returner and can be used as a runner...track speed...hard worker. Willing blocker.

Negatives: Didn't always produce up to potential as a receiver...needs polish as a route runner...not huge. Might get shoved around a bit by the more physical corners. is THE source for original, exclusive, inside coverage of Penn State football.


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