Penn State QB McSorley asked to work out with DBs at combine
INDIANAPOLIS — Trace McSorley played 40 games at quarterback over the past three seasons and left Penn State hoping to have a future in the NFL.
Some teams agree — but not at his traditional position.
McSorley was asked to participate in drills with defensive backs at the NFL Combine. According to several reports, McSorley respectfully declined.
The request was met with disbelief by one of McSorley’s former Nittany Lions teammates.
“So disrespectful,” said running back Saquon Barkley, the No. 2 overall pick of the New York Giants last year.
So disrespectful… https://t.co/7fZEYlmVxx
— Saquon Barkley (@saquon) March 2, 2019
McSorley is 6-foot, 202 pounds, and his size has caused some talent evaluators to predict his NFL future is on the defensive side of the ball. McSorley ran the 40-yard dash in 4.57 seconds, which was faster than some running backs.
— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) March 2, 2019
McSorley wasn’t the only draft prospect asked to work out at another position. Others included quarterback Nick Fitzgerald (tight end), running back Devin Singletary (wide receiver), wide receiver Hakeem Butler (tight end), defensive tackle Ed Oliver (linebacker) and defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones (linebacker).
At Penn State, McSorley set career records with 31 wins, 703 completions, 9,653 passing yards, 75 touchdown passes, 11,275 yards of total offense and 29 rushing touchdowns by a quarterback.
Joe Rutter is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Twitter .