Saturday, December 27, 2014

Shipley, et al ready for draft

There are about 15 former Penn State players eligible for this weekend's NFL Draft. Approximately, seven are expected to get drafted, with Aaron Maybin, Derrick Williams and A.Q. Shipley leading the way.

Shipley, et al ready for draft

There are about 15 former Penn State players eligible for this weekend's NFL Draft. Approximately, seven are expected to get drafted, with Aaron Maybin, Derrick Williams and A.Q. Shipley leading the way.

Shipley, a 6-foot-1, 304-pound center, has caught the eye of many teams, but his short stature and even shorter arms have some scouts doubting his ability to take on some of the massive defensive tackles in the pros. Still, Shipley has just about everything else you could want. The Pittsburgh-native is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Steeler legend Mike Webster, another undersized center.

Also, tomorrow is the Blue-White scrimmage. There will be an advance in tomorrow's paper and I'll be in State College to provide updates during the game.

About this blog
Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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