Four expected to go over next 3 days

Four Penn State players expect to hear their name called during the NFL draft, although none in the first round tonight. Here’s a look at the Nittany Lions in the draft:

DT DaQuan Jones

Measurables: 6-4, 322 pounds, 5.35 40-yard dash

PSU career: A two-year starter for the Lions, he followed in the footsteps of other recent DT standouts (Hill, Still, Odrick) and became the team’s most effective interior linemen during his senior season; finished 2013 with 56 tackles (33 solo), three sacks and 11 1/2 tackles for loss

Projection: With good size and strength, he’s seen his stock rise in recent weeks and could go as early as the second round; most likely third round

WR Allen Robinson

Measurables: 6-2, 220 pounds, 4.60 40-yard dash at combine (4.47 at pro day)

PSU career: The most successful receiver in school history, he set Lions’ record with 97 catches last season, breaking his own mark of 77 from 2012; also set PSU record with 1,432 receiving yards a year ago while catching six TDs; averaged 119 yards receiving per game

Projection: This draft is loaded with WRs, most underclassmen, which has dropped him into late-second or early third-round territory; that’s got to be disappointing after some projected him for possibly first round a few months ago, before his slower 40-yard time at the combine hurt his stock

G John Urschel

Measurables: 6-3, 313 pounds, 5.31 40-yard dash

PSU career: Legendary for his brains, he also was very good on the field as a two-year starter, anchoring the right side of the line; a math scholar, he gained enormous notoriety for his intelligence and recently won the prestigious Sullivan Award as the nation’s top amateur athlete

Projection: Fourth round, because he’s not quite as big or strong as an ideal NFL lineman; some have projected a move to center for him

LB Glenn Carson

Measurables: 6-3, 244 pounds, said to have run 40-yard dash in low 4.7 range at pro day

PSU career: A steady yet unspectacular three-year starter who made the plays in his area but lacked big-play ability; led team with 90 tackles (43 solo) last season while recording one sack, four tackles for loss and three pass breakups

Projection: Mel Kiper Jr. called him one of the most underrated inside linebackers in the draft, but he’s still not likely to go before the sixth round and could go undrafted

– Cory Giger