PSU's King, WVU's Slaton, Pitt's McGlynn selected
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Justin King's NFL draft wait ended just before noon today when he was picked by the St. Louis Rams with the second pick of the fourth round.
King, an all-Big Ten cornerback at Penn State, had been projected to be taken late in the first round or early in the second by many mock drafts. But he fell to 101st pick overall.
The Gateway High School graduated after his junior season at Penn State and declared for the draft with one season of eligibility remaining.
King's teammate, linebacker Dan Connor, also had to wait for day two of the draft before he was selected by the Carolina Panthers with the 11th pick of the third round.
Connor, a two-time All-America linebacker at Penn State and winner of the Bednarik Award as the nation's top defensive player in 2007, like King had been projected to be taken late in the first round or early in the second, but he fell to the third round, the 74th pick overall.
West Virginia running back Steve Slaton has been picked by the Houston Texans in round three of the NFL draft.
Slaton, WVU's career rushing touchdowns leader with 50, was the 26th player taken in the round, the 89th overall in the draft.
He left WVU after his junior season, having rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his three years with the Mountaineers.
Pitt offensive lineman Mike McGlynn went to the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round, the 109th overall pick.
McGlynn is the second member of Pitt's offensive line to be taken in this draft. Jeff Otah was taken in the first round Saturday.
WVU fullback Owen Schmitt was taken by Seattle with the 28th pick of the fifth round, the 163rd overall selection.
Pitt cornerback Kennard Cox was taken by Buffalo in the seventh round, the 251st pick of the 252-player draft.
Penn State quarterback Anthony Morelli was not picked in the seven-round draft, but he has agreed to a free-agent deal with the Arizona Cardinals, according to his agent, Brad Blank.
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