This version, which incorporates many of the same drills as the senior Pro Day -- 40-yard dash, shuttle run, three-cone drill -- was held for current players.
Penn State has an elaborate electronic timing system for the running and agility drills. But coaches also do hand-times. The times we report below are hand times.
"Overall this is fast, physical team," an observer said. "A lot of that speed is young, but it's exciting to see these guys compete against each other."
While we don't have the entire list of times, word has filtered out from observers about some of the more eye-catching numbers at the event. Here is a brief rundown. Stay tuned for more info as it becomes available.
- Chaz Powell who has played on both sides of the ball, could end up back in the secondary. Physically Powell looks "really good" and ran the 40 in the 4.4-second range. One coach had him slightly below 4.4
- Receiver Derek Moye was said to have run in the low 4.4s in the 40 and "has really come along since his freshman year" where he was timed in the 4.6-range. Also, Justin Brown ran a mid-4.4 in the 40.
- Running back Stephfon Green had a few impressive low-4.3 runs and redshirt freshman Curtis Dukes posted a mid-4.5 second time.
- Among the "young blazers" were Shawney Kersey, Curtis Drake, Stephon Morris and Brandon Moseby-Felder, who all had mid/low 4.3 runs. Devon Smith was said to get below 4.3 and "just explodes off the line. He accelerates so smooth."
- In terms of the quarterbacks, Kevin Newsome posted a mid/high 4.5 run, Paul Jones ran a high 4.6.
- Linebacker Gerald Hodges posted an impressive mid/high 4.4-second run. "His size and speed could really help him make a real run at the two-deep," one observer explained.
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