Trevor Penning is an absolute mauler in the run game
Northern Iowa’s Trevor Penning may have played against weaker competition in college, but his tape makes it look like he was playing against eighth graders.
The 6-foot-7 325-pounder has so much power at the point of attack that the person he’s blocking almost never gets any forward momentum, and oftentimes, ends up on the ground.
This is exemplified in his grading, as he was far and away the highest-graded FCS tackle in the country.
Penning posted a 97.3 overall PFF grade and a (get this) 99.9 run blocking grade, which was obviously the best in the country. His 87.0 pass blocking grade wasn’t half bad either.
He plays with an edge and all the way through the whistle, which sometimes got him in some trouble with referees, earning 34 penalties.
His strength, athleticism and explosion are off the charts, referenced by his absurd combine numbers.
At his size, he ran a 4.89 40-yard dash and a 7.25 three-cone drill – both in the 96th percentile or better.
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