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Four undrafted Pitt players strike NFL deals

Three former University of Pittsburgh players came to terms on contracts as undrafted free agents, and one agreed to a tryout deal. Tight end J.P. Holtz signed a deal with the Cleveland Browns. Holtz may see some time in the backfield as a full back …

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Penn State well represented at NFL Draft

With the Detroit Lions taking Anthony Zettel with their sixth-round pick and the Miami Dolphins selecting Jordan Lucas two picks later, it solidified Penn State having five draft picks selected for the 26th time in program history. Post-draft, Kyle C…

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Pitt wideout Tyler Boyd taken by Cincinnati in 2nd round of NFL Draft

With the 55th pick in the NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals selected University of Pittsburgh receiver Tyler Boyd. The pick makes sense, especially because the Bengals’ No. 2 and 3 receivers (Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu) bolted via free age…

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From walk-on to drafted: Carl Nassib taken by Browns in 3rd round

Former Penn State walk-on Carl Nassib, a defensive end, continued his rise when he was drafted in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. At 65th overall, Nassib became the third Nittany Lion taken Saturday evening. “His …

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Johnson, Hackenberg hear names called in the second round of Draft

Defensive lineman Austin Johnson was the first of the draft-eligible Penn State Nittany Lions to be selected in the 2016 NFL Draft. Johnson, taken with the 43rd pick, will be suiting up for the Tennessee Titans with former Nittany Lion DaQuan Jones. …

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Potential landing spots for Pitt WR Tyler Boyd in Day 2 of the Draft

It took a while before the first wide receiver was taken last night in the first round of NFL draft, but once the seal was broken, the position saw a flurry of activity. Now that the top four receivers are off the board, Pitt receiver Tyler Boyd is s…

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