I’m watching the NFL Draft out of one eye as I do chores and office tasks. A little more than halfway through the first round, DE Tamba Hali was selected #20 by the Kansas City Chiefs, where he will join fellow Nittany Lion RB Larry Johnson. In fact, Hali was the first PSU player selected in the first round since Larry Johnson in 2003. Three Ohio State players have been selected so far in the first round (LB A.J. Hawk, as expected, #4 to Green Bay, S Donte Whitner #8, to Buffalo, and LB Bobby Carpenter #18, to Dallas). The big surprises have been NC State DE Mario Williams being chosen as #1 overall, and USC QB Matt Leinart sinking to #10.
Archives for April 2006
The long-awaited debut of Anthony Morelli as #1 quarterback on the roster was portended by his performance in the Blue-White spring intra-squad scrimmage on Saturday, as he led the Blue team to a 17-0 victory over the White. In an impressive passing performance, Morelli completed 13 of 16 passes for 191 yards in the first half. Aside from Morelli’s passing ability, however, there remain many questions about how this Nittany Lion team will fare in the fall.