Iowa Football Team Just Gained on Penn State for ’09

Iowa is losing two wonderful defensive tackles, Matt Kroul and Mitch King. They are seniors. But Penn State is apparently suffering from attrition of its own.

Joe Paterno’s program appears to be losing two defensive ends. Penn State defensive ends Aaron Maybin (pictured above) and Maurice Evans intend to declare for the 2009 NFL draft.

Maybin was a first-team All-America as a redshirt sophomore this season. He had 12 quarterback sacks.

Evans was a preseason All-America after finishing second in the nation with sacks last season with 12.5. He was suspended early in the season just ended, his junior season, after police searched his  State College apartment and found a small amount of marijuana. says junior Evans intends to declare for the draft. The deadline for underclassmen to do so is Thursday.

Iowa plays at Penn State next season. The Nittany Lions will surely have two capable starting defensive ends in place. But Maybin, especially, is a tough one to lose.


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