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28 Troy Apke S

Penn State Nittany Lions

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Skinny, electric athletic movements. Unreliable as a tackler, and not just because of a desire for the big hit. Takes long to diagnose routes and where the quarterback could be going with the football. Would probably best in a free safety role where he can use his speed to range toward the sidelines.

College Recap:

A three-star recruit out of Pittsburgh, Apke played mostly special teams over his first three seasons in Happy Valley. He was forced into action perhaps earlier than expected due to Penn State's limited scholarship numbers in his freshman year of 2014. He nonetheless went on to record at least 26 tackles as a sophomore and junior. His father, Steven, played at Pitt.

In his first season as a starter, Apke finished fourth on the team in tackles with 55. His six passes defensed ranked most among non-cornerbacks and his three quarterback hits were the most among defensive backs. Apke also nabbed an interception and blocked a field goal. Playing in the NFLPA all-star game this January, Apke earned MVP honors. - Andrew Callahan, Lions247

Game Log
09/02AKRONW 52-000 0
09/09PITTW 33-1411 0
09/16GASTW 56-000 0
09/23@IOWAW 21-1900 0
09/30INDW 45-1400 0
10/07@NWESTW 31-700 0
10/21MICHW 42-1300 0
10/28@OHIOSTL 38-3900 0
11/04@MICHSTL 24-2700 0
11/11RUTW 35-600 0
11/18NEBW 56-4400 0
11/25@MDW 66-300 0
12/30WASHW 35-2800 0
2017-18Penn State1313030000
TOTAL 4413030000

Player Info

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Penn State Nittany Lions