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Evan Royster Taken in Sixth Round by Washington

Former Penn State tailback Evan Royster was taken in the NFL draft by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round on Saturday. As the 177th pick overall, he¬†will have his work cut out for him to make the Redskins’ roster.

Royster graduated from Penn State as the Nittany Lions’ all-time leading rusher with 3,932 yards. Royster started in his final three years at Penn State, but his production was limited in his senior year. There were questions about his weight in the beginning of last season, and an overall lackluster running game by the Nittany Lions led to his poor final season.

According to NFL Draft Scout, the biggest knock against Royster is that he is not fast enough to be an NFL running back. The Redskins were only the 30th-best running team in the NFL last year, however, so Royster may have a chance to factor into Washington’s plans.

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Michael Berton

I grew up in a Philly suburb, then moved to a different one. I am now at Penn State, where I can actually sate my giant appetite for sports. Other than writing, I also play the cello in the Penn State Philharmonic.

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