Several local players taken
Two Penn State players, defensive tackle DaQuan Jones and guard John Urschel, were selected on the final day of the NFL draft Saturday, while several other current and former Nittany Lions also found NFL homes.
Jones was selected in the fourth round by the Tennessee Titans with the 112th overall pick. The 6-foot-4, 322-pounder was the second PSU player selected, after receiver Allen Robinson in the second round Friday.
Urschel, who has gained great notoriety for his mathematics intelligence, also now has been recognized by the NFL for his football skills. He was selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the next-to-last pick in the fifth round, No. 175 overall.
Urschel played guard at PSU but could be moved to center in the pros.
In other draft news:
*Former PSU linebacker Khairi Fortt was selected in the fourth round (No. 126 overall) by the New Orleans Saints. Fortt transferred to Cal shortly after the Lions received NCAA sanctions in 2012.
*Former PSU running back Silas Redd, who transferred to USC after the sanctions came down, was not drafted but agreed to a free agent deal with the Washington Redskins late Saturday.
*PSU linebacker Glenn Carson had hoped to be drafted in the later rounds but did not hear his name called. He then agreed to a free agent deal with the Arizona Cardinals.
*PSU offensive tackle Garry Gilliam agreed to a free agent deal with the Seattle Seahawks.
*St. Francis safety Jake DeMedal will attend rookie free agent camp this week for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
*St. Francis running back Kyle Harbridge had not agreed to a free agent deal with a team as of late Saturday.
*Tyler Gaffney became the first former State College Spikes player selected in the NFL draft. Gaffney, who played for the Spikes in 2012, was a running back for Stanford and went to the Carolina Panthers in the sixth round.