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2021 NFL Draft Profile: Penn State, Clairton DB Lamont Wade

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Clariton alum and Penn State safety Lamont Wade started four years for the Nittany Lions and made an impact right out of the gate. As a true freshman in 2017, Wade recorded 31 tackles, three pass breakups and a forced fumble as a cornerback and was named as an honorable mention to the Big Ten All-Freshman team. He switched to safety in 2018 and continued his success. Wade was an All-Big Ten honorable mention pick for 2019 and an All-Big Ten third team selection for 2020.

In 47 career games (22 starts) at Penn State, Wade totaled 153 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, 11 pass breakups, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and an interception. His versatility as a player raises his draft stock, as he can serve as a safety, a nickel corner, and a skillful special teamer. Wade had a 100-yard kick off return touchdown in 2020 and was effective on both kickoff and punt coverage.

Pro Day Results

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 190 pounds

40-yard: 4.45 seconds

3-cone: 7.14 seconds

Bench: 16 reps

Short shuttle: 4.34 seconds

Broad: 9 feet, 10 inches

Vertical: 36 inches

Draft Projection

Wade is currently projected to go undrafted, but his draft ranking peaked at 256, which would put him right at the end of the draft. Here is his ranking charted by NFL Mock Draft Database:

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