Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Troy Apke

Safety
School: Penn State | Conference: BIG 10
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1.5 / 200 | 40: 4.34 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.46
Projected Round
5th
Bio: 
First-year starter who was named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten and made 55 tackles (three for loss) with one interception and five pass breakups as a senior. Started two games during the 2015 and 2016 seasons and combined to post 54 tackles and one forced fumble.
Pos: 
Tough, run-defending safety with limitations. Plays hard-nosed football and chases the action. Terrific run defender who aggressively goes after ball carriers. Squares and wraps up tackling and displays himself as a solid open-field tackler. Very aggressive and flies around the action. Gives effort on special teams.
Neg: 
One-speed defender with who must learn to play to his forty time. Possesses poor ball skills and struggles in man coverage.
Analysis: 
Apke was a workmanlike player with great upside and a prospect who could eventually develop into a starter at the next level.