Penn State sees three players selected consecutively in seventh round of NFL Draft
Penn State ended the 2021 NFL Draft on a high note.
Three Nittany Lions were taken in the seventh round of this year’s draft, all three being picked consecutively. Defensive end Shaka Toney was selected first of the three, followed by center Michal Menet and offensive tackle Will Fries. That brought Penn State’s total draft picks to six for the draft.
Toney went No. 246 to the Washington Football Team, Menet was selected No. 247 by the Arizona Cardinals and Fries was taken at No. 248 by the Indianapolis Colts.
Toney piled up 7.5 tackles for loss and 5 sacks for the Nittany Lions during the 2020 campaign and finished the year with 31 total stops. He also forced and recovered a fumble in his final season in Happy Valley. Over the course of his career, the defensive end was responsible for 20 sacks, 28.5 tackles for loss and 4 forced fumbles.
Menet started in the final 34 games of his career at Penn State and provided experience and talent along the offensive line over the last three seasons in State College. He played in 46 games with the Nittany Lions during his career.
Fries was another reliable starter along the offensive line at Penn State during his career. He appeared in 48 career games for the Nittany Lions and made 42 starts. He made 26 starts at right tackle, 9 at left tackle, 6 at right guard and 1 at left guard.