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Eight Nittany Lions Invited To NFL Scouting Combine

Eight former Penn State football players have been invited to attend the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Saquon Barkley, Marcus Allen, Troy Apke, Jason Cabinda, Christian Campbell, Mike Gesicki, DaeSean Hamilton, and Grant Haley are among the 335 athletes who will attend the pre-draft assessment event. A full list of attendees can be found at NFL.com.

The group will be put through various different physical examinations throughout the event, which scouts from all 32 NFL franchises attend.

Barkley will participate on March 2 with the running backs. Hamilton and Gesicki will participate on March 3 with the wide receivers and tight ends. Cabinda will work out with the linebackers March 4, and the four defense backs will work out for scouts on March 5.

Other Penn State draft hopefuls who were not invited to the combine– such as Saeed Blacknall, Brendan Mahon, Parker Cothran, and Curtis Cothren– will have their chances to prove themselves in front of NFL scouts at the Nittany Lions’ pro day.

The NFL Combine will take place from February 27-March 5. The NFL Draft will underway on April 26 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.

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Mikey is a senior majoring in journalism and Onward State's Sports Editor. He grew up in Bedminster, NJ and is way too obnoxious about all the best things his home state has to offer. Mikey loves to play golf, but he sucks at it because golf is hard. If you're dying to see more hockey/golf content on your timeline, you can follow Mikey on Twitter @mikey_mandarino. Send all hate mail, death threats, and your vote for the best chicken parm in State College to [email protected]

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