Penn State running back Evan Royster has been selected by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. Royster is the second Nittany Lion to be selected, after center Stefen Wisniewski was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the second round.
Royster never really built on an excellent sophomore campaign with Penn State in which he had 1,236 yards and an average of 6.5 yards per carry. In his senior year in 2010, he had 1,014 yards and only 4.9 yards per carry. He doesn’t have outstanding speed and isn’t terribly elusive, so it remains to be seen how he’ll adjust to the NFL level.
Other key sixth-round picks include Arkansas offensive lineman DeMarcus Love (who came up as a possible early-round pick in some mock drafts a few months ago) to the Vikings, Virginia Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor to the Ravens, and UConn running back Jordan Todman to the Chargers.