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WATCH: Penn State’s Brenton Strange turning heads at NFL Combine

This former Nittany Lion is turning heads at the NFL Combine

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Brenton Strange
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Over the past few days, some of the top players in college football have been showing off their athletic abilities to the NFL’s best scouts at the NFL Combine. There are many Penn State football players taking part in the combine events, though one name has stuck out this week: former Nittany Lion tight end Brenton Strange. Penn State fans know how incredible Strange has been during his time in the Blue and White, and now the NFL is taking note as well.

Brenton Strange turning heads at the NFL Combine

No matter what the workout is, NFL scouts have been taking note of the former Penn State standout tight end. Strange has been impressive across the board (just as he was at Penn State) and his 6-3, 250 pound frame turns heads on its own. Here are some of Strange’s highlights from the combine thus far.

Bench press

On Sunday, Penn State tight end Brenton Strange benched 225 pounds 23 times — that was more than any other tight end at the combine this year.

Passing/blocking drills

As a natural athlete, Strange has been standing out amongst the crowd during his pass-catching and blocking drills. In today’s NFL, a tight end needs to be able to both block and catch, which is exactly what Strange has been showing off. Here are some of his best clips from the combine events:



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