Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Eight Wpial Products Could Be Claimed in Draft

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Eight Wpial Products Could Be Claimed in Draft

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Ohio State safety Malik Hooker will undoubtedly be the first player from a WPIAL high school selected in Thursday's NFL draft. Hooker, who played at New Castle, is a sure first-round selection and some project him to go in the first 10 picks.

But there is a decent chance Hooker won't be the only former WPIAL defensive back selected.

Michigan State safety Montae Nicholson, a former Gateway High standout, is projected to go anywhere from the fourth to seventh round. Nicholson gave up his final year of eligibility at Michigan State to enter the draft.

Also, another Michigan State defensive back, Demetrious Cox of Jeannette, has a chance at getting drafted in a late round.

Joe Butler has run Metro Index, a high school scouting service, for decades. But he also scouts college players independently and talks to NFL scouts. …

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