Former Penn State defensive end Garrett Sickels put his talents on display for teams earlier today at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. The 6-foot-3 Sickels is projected to go in the later rounds as he’s presumed to be more of a 3-4 standup defensive end who will be utilized mostly during passing situations.
Sickels posted a 4.90 in the 40-yard dash, had 20 reps on the bench press, 28 inches on the vertical jump, and 105 inches on his broad jump.
As a senior, Sickels had an impressive year by posting 47 tackles, 12.5 for a loss, and six sacks. He may not be used a lot in the run game, but his effectiveness as a pass-rusher is undeniable. His relentless motor was enough to help him lead the Big Ten in quarterback pressures with 43.
If the former U.S. Army All-American can show improvements in the run game he has the ability to mold himself into an every down defensive lineman with a specialty in rushing get the passer for an NFL team looking for help.
The NFL Draft begins April 27 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — just 85 miles away from his hometown of Red Bank, New Jersey.