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Jordan Lucas And Carl Nassib To Play In Senior Bowl

An opportunity for Jordan Lucas and Carl Nassib to showcase their arsenal of skills in front of NFL scouts will come at the 67th annual Reese’s Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in January. Lucas and Nassib are two of Penn State’s finest defenders — both of whom seeking to bolster their draft stock prior to the NFL Scouting Combine.

Lucas and All-American defensive end Carl Nassib both accepted their invitations to the Senior Bowl, giving them an opportunity to work with some of the nation’s most talented prospects while receiving guidance from NFL coaching staffs. The Senior Bowl allows prospects who’ve either exhausted their collegiate eligibility or received their undergraduate degree and declared for the NFL Draft to display their skills in a live-game setting while giving them experience with an NFL playbook.

Lucas was injured twice during the regular season, and was lost for the remainder of the year after re-aggravating an upper body injury in the first half against Northwestern. Lucas’ injury was likely to his shoulder, though the school did not specify and kept his injury status as “undisclosed.” Before he suffered the injury, Lucas was enjoying quite the season as Penn State’s most experienced secondary leader at the safety position, finishing with 56 tackles and 2.5 TFL. His skillset is definitely NFL caliber, and he’ll have the platform to showcase that dynamic coverage prowess that garnered him the adoration of Nittany Lion faithful across the nation.

The nation is already quite familiar with Carl Nassib’s incredible story, but he’ll have the opportunity to further validate his status as one of the premier defensive ends in college football against some of the best offensive tackles in the country. That list includes premier talent like All-Americans Taylor Decker and Spencer Drango — two of the top offensive line prospects available in the 2016 NFL Draft. Though he’s completed arguably the greatest single season in Penn State history, he’ll have to prove to scouts that he’s more than just a one-hit wonder. The Senior Bowl will help Nassib answer certain questions about his game, specifically ones regarding his scheme fit (base 4-3, 3-4 defensive end, or 3-4 outside linebacker).

Nassib and Lucas’ invitation acceptances increases Penn State’s Senior Bowl total to 114 total players featured since the game’s inception. The prestigious college football showcase will commence January 30, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. on the NFL Network.

About the Author

David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]


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