PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Two Penn State players went quickly off the board during the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
The first Nittany Lion taken on Friday was Yetur Gross-Matos. With the 38th overall pick, the Carolina Panthers selected the defensive end.READ MORE: Troy Polamalu Says He Tested Positive For COVID-19 Ahead Of Hall Of Fame Enshrinement
The Spotsylvania, Virginia native racked up 37 tackles and 19 sacks during his three-year college career. Starting in 2017, Gross-Matos played 38 games for the blue and white.
Gross-Matos is a person and player you can easily root for. Lost both his Dad and Brother to tragic accidents. He’s been motivated by his desire to make them proud. He has. 👍🙏🏻
— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) April 24, 2020
K.J. Hamler was selected 46th overall by the Denver Broncos.READ MORE: Report: Pa. Has At Least An $8 Billion Annual Funding Deficit, Proposes To Replace Gas Tax
K J Hamler WR (Penn State) to #Broncos
— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) April 25, 2020
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So Denver drafted Jeudy and Hamler. I guess they'll be passing the ball a lot
— Rich Walsh KDKA (@RichieWalsh) April 25, 2020
From Pontiac, Michigan, Hamler had 1,658 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns during his two years at Penn State.