Arnold Ebiketie sounds pretty thankful for the opportunity he got at Penn State. While speaking with reporters during the NFL Combine, he raved about how his experience in State College prepared him for the next level.

Ebiketie spent just one season with the Nittany Lions, playing at Temple from 2017-20. But while talking about making the leap to the NFL, the defensive lineman said he feels well prepared for the next step.

“Penn State is a little like the NFL. They treat us like pros,” Ebiketie said. “Take care of your business. We’re grown men and they treat us like it. I feel very well-prepared going into the next level.”

In his lone season with the Nittany Lions, Ebiketie collected 62 tackles, 18 for loss and 9.5 sacks. He was also credited with 7 quarterback hurries, 2 blocked kicks, 2 pass break-ups and 2 forced fumbles.

Ebiketie is considered to be one of the top defensive end prospects available in this year’s draft.