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Saturday, February 25, 2012
PSU's Devon Still has dealt with much

By Bill Williamson

INDIANAPOLIS — If Devon Still ends up in the AFC West, his new team will not be getting a player looking for an easy ride.

Still’s college career has been anything but smooth.

The athletic Penn State defensive tackle suffered two major injuries in college and then he had to deal with the Jerry Sandusky scandal last fall and the recent death of his former coach Joe Paterno.

Still said the experiences toughened him and dealing with them was easier because of the life lesson Paterno taught him.

“I’ve dealt with a lot of adversity in college,” Still said. “But I’ll tell teams it made me tougher.”

Still is expected to be a first-round pick. Both Kansas City (No. 11) and the Denver Broncos (No. 25) will consider defensive tackles. If Still has a strong combine and pro day, he could be a possibility at a pick as high as No. 11. If he is available at No. 25, Denver will surely consider him.