UPDATED: PSU Combine Notes

With eight prospects at the NFL Combine, Penn State is tied for third as the school with the most players participating in the event. Get regular combine updates on the Nittany Lions right here.

Here is a running list of updates and notes on the Penn State players participating in the NFL Combine.

These updates are in order of newest to oldest.

  • Cornerback Lydell Sargeant measured in at 5-9, 190. He ran a 4.52 40-yard dash, which was in the middle of the pack among corners at the combine.

  • The news keeps getting worse for Evans. The previous 40 time we listed was unofficial. His official time ended up being 5.03, which was tied for the slowest among the 28 defensive ends who tested. His 17 reps on the bench also tied for lowest among the defensive ends.

  • Maybin ran for a 4.38 second time in the 20-yard shuttle drill, tied for fourth best among D linemen.

  • Butler addressed his desired position at the next level, saying, "I'm a guy that's open to everything. I kind of think that's been the trademark throughout my career. I came in as a DB and they wanted me to switch to wideout, whatever it takes to win, I go to wideout. I played outside most of that time. I go to the All-Star game and teams want to see me in the slot so they try me in the slot. No problem. In the East-West game I played in the slot pretty much the whole time pretty much. I'm open to wherever you want me to make plays to win games."

  • Maybin did a standing broad jump of 10-4.

  • Maybin posted a 38.0-inch mark on the vertical leap station.

  • Maybin ran a 4.78 second time 40-yard dash.

  • Evans is said to have looked "sluggish" in the agility drills, having observers further question his decision to come out early.

  • Evans ran a 4.97 40-yard dash. Of the defensive ends who tested in the 40, only three had slower unofficial times.

  • Maybin put up 22 reps on the bench press.

  • Evans posted 17 reps on the bench press station.

  • Butler ran an 11.32 second 60-yard drill, putting him in the early top five among wideouts.

  • Norwood posted a 6.80 second time in the 3-cone drill (tied for sixth best time among WRs) and a 4.20 second mark in the 20-yard shuttle drill (ninth best time among WRs).

  • With a disappointing time in the 40-yard dash, Williams' agent, former PSU WR Chafie Fields told the media Williams has been battling the flu this week and was urged to skip the combine. "He's just that much of a competitor and wanted to take advantage of the stage even though he hasn't worked out in almost two weeks," said Fields. "He can run a lot faster, and will run a lot faster."

  • On Saturday, Norwood was asked if he felt he could handle press coverage at the pro level. He said, "There's some things I have to work on, weight-wise and strength-wise. I think teams know that, too. I've played football at the college level for four years and I've seen a lot of press coverage."

  • Norwood uncorked a 38-inch vertical jump.

  • Butler continued to impress with a 37-inch vertical jump.

  • Williams ran a 4.58 second 40-yard dash.

  • Butler's "official" 40 time has been bumped up to 4.38.

  • Norwood posted a 4.57 40-yard dash. One PSU program observer wonders if the extra muscle Norwood added since the end of the season slowed him down. Norwood weighed in at 179 at the combine. "He's better at 170," the observer said.

  • Butler ran a blazing fast 4.26 40-yard dash. As of this writing, it was the second-fastest 40 posted at the combine.

  • Maybin addressed concerns with his short career at Penn State, saying, "I understand it, and I'll do what I can to give them what it is they want." He also addressed his weight, explaining, "At this weight, it's a functional weight for me. All of the scouts and GMs out there can basically see how I move, see what my athletic abilities are. I'll pretty much stay at this weight until the draft. Whatever team decides to draft me based on the system that I'm in, I can move up or down based on what it is that they want."

  • Called "the most underrated center" at the combine by one observer, there has been tremendous praise of Shipley. "He just gets it," one observer said. "He's been all-around outstanding," another explained. "His interviews have been off the charts," according to some at the event. The consensus seems to be that his performance thus far has "really helped his stock."

  • Derrick Williams put up 15 reps on the bench press, tenth best among the receivers.

  • Shipley posted a 4.40 second time in the shuttle drill.

  • Butler put up the bench press 12 times on Saturday.

  • Evans took to the combine podium on Saturday afternoon saying, "Some people say my production went down, but I don't think it did. Even though I didn't have the same amount of sacks I had my sophomore year, I still was able to contribute in many other ways--make the little things happen so that the bigger plays can happen." He described his positive traits, saying, "I bring intensity, I bring pressure to the quarterback on every passing down. I'm a play-maker, I make things happen."

  • Shipley posted a 7.46 second time on the 3-cone drill. Tied for fourth among the offensive linemen prospects.

  • Maybin took the combine podium Saturday afternoon and was peppered with questions about his decision to leave PSU early and how he knows he's ready. He said he models bits of his game after players like Ray Lewis, Michael Strahan and Dwight Freeney. Maybin is scheduled to meet with teams today including the Packers and Dolphins.

  • Aaron Maybin (defensive end/outside linebacker) measured in at 6-foot-3.5 and 250 pounds.

  • Maurice Evans (defensive end) measured in at 6-foot-1, 274 pounds.

  • Shipley posted a 31.0 inch vertical jump.

  • So far Shipley has had interest by scouts and offensive line coaches from the Steelers, Cardinals, Texans, Patriots, Broncos, Vikings and Bears.

  • Jordan Norwood (receiver) measured in at 5-foot-11, 179 pounds. He had a 30 3/4-inch arm measurement and an 8 5/8-inch hand measurement.

  • Derrick Williams (receiver) measured in at 5-foot-11, 197 pounds. His arm measurement was 31 inches and hand measurement was 9 1/4 inches.

  • Shipley ran a 5.19 second 40-yard dash.

  • Deon Butler (receiver)measured in at 5-foot-10, 182 pounds. His arm measurement was 31 inches and his hand measurement was 9 1/4 inches. He has already been in contact with the Lions, Jets, Raiders and Jaguars. He plans to do all of the testing.

  • Gerald Cadogan (offensive tackle) measured in at 6-foot-5, 309 pounds, with a 35-inch arm measurement and a 9 1/2-inch hand measurement. He posted a 5.12 second 40-yard dash time on Saturday. He also put up 26 reps on the bench press.

  • A.Q. Shipley (center) measured in at 6-foot-1, 304 pounds and had an arm measurement of 29 3/4 inches and an 8 1/2-inch hand measurement. He had an impressive showing on the bench press on Friday putting up 33 reps on the 225 pound bar, placing him tied for third among offensive linemen and first among center prospects so far.

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