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Name: Tariq Castro-Fields 
College: Penn State     Number: 5
Height: 6-1   Weight: 197
Position: CB  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2022

40 Low: 4.32
   40 Time: 4.38
  40 High: 4.45

> Projected Round: 4  Stock:   Projected High: 3rd  Low: 5-6th

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6005
Weight: 197

Zybek PD3X AKA "Official"
40 Yard Dash (ET):
 4.38
40 Yard Dash (HH): 4.43
20 Yard (ET): 2.56
20 Yard (HH): 2.50
10 Yard (ET): 1.50
10 Yard (HH): 1.47
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 
Broad Jump: 
20 Yrd Shuttle: 
3-Cone Drill: 
Projected 4.47/-.09/No Full Workout-Choice

Dates: 03/24/22
Hand: 08 3/4  Arm: 31 7/8
Wingspan: 76 1/8

Height: 6005
Weight: 197
40 Yrd Dash: 
20 Yrd Dash: 
10 Yrd Dash: 
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 14
Vertical Jump: 37
Broad Jump: 10'11"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.06
3-Cone Drill: 7.05

Combine numbers for the rest
 

 



 Data Scout Notes: 2021: HMC...2020: HMC...2019: HMC...HM All-Big Ten, Media 3rd team All-Big Ten w/52 TT, 3 TFL, 2 INT, 8 PBU in 12 gms in '19. Was 186 in '18. 32 TT, 5 TFL, SCK, 7 PBU in 3 sts, 13 gms in '18. HM Freshman All-Big Ten w/10 TT, 2 TFL, INT, 3 PBU, FF in 12 gm


 Tariq Castro-Fields, Penn State, Player News


  2021 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Tariq Castro-Fields,...A three-time All-Big Ten honoree, Castro-Fields leads the cornerbacks room. He has 138 tackles, three interceptions and 22 pass breakups in his Penn State career...The senior had a key pass breakup that resulted in an interception by S Ji'Ayir Brown against Villanova...Castro-Fields added a season-high two pass breakups against Indiana. - Penn State Football

(DS#17 CB) rSr/2022 CB Tariq Castro-FieldsPenn State
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  Tariq Castro-Fields isn't supposed to be analyzing the benefits of one more spring practice this year. Fact is, there was never supposed to be a 2021 season for him in a Penn State uniform. In an ideal world, he'd have been long gone, pursuing his NFL dreams. After his junior season in 2019, he considered leaving the program early for the NFL Draft; but he wanted to show he was fully recovered from some nagging injuries that slowed him during the second half of that campaign. And after nagging injuries cost him the final six games of the 2020 season, even a strong first three games couldn't convince him that giving a run at the NFL a shot right now.

So, while many of the top prospects who came to Penn State with him in the 2017 recruiting class will work out for NFL scouts on campus during the program's Pro Day on Thursday, Castro-Fields hopes he can make one more run at a starting job, one more run at a Big Ten championship. And one more run at a Nittany Lions legacy he hopes will end on his terms. "Staying healthy is the main goal," Castro-Fields said. "Being able to be available is the most important thing, being able to play the whole season and show what I can do. I have so much more in the tank that I haven't been able to show." - Tribune Review


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  Tariq Castro-Fields is returning for another season at Penn State. The cornerback has announced on Twitter that he is coming back in 2021, taking advantage of the extra year of eligibility the NCAA has granted due to the coronavirus pandemic. Much was expected of Castro-Fields in 2020, but he appeared in just the season's first three games due to an undisclosed injury. He finished with 12 total tackles and one pass breakup, and still was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media. - Reading Eagle

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  2020 ALL-BIG TEN FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Tariq Castro-Fields,...Castro-Fields has 12 tackles and a pass breakup in six starts this season. He collected five tackles, including four solo, and a pass breakup at Indiana. Castro-Fields notched six tackles against Maryland. In his Nittany Lion career, Castro-Fields has tallied 106 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble, three interceptions and 19 pass breakups. He was voted All-Big Ten third team by the media in 2019. - Penn State Football

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  2021 SENIOR BOWL WATCH LIST: Tariq Castro-Fields, Penn State,...Made 12 starts in 2019...Registered two interceptions and eight pass breakups, both tied for the team lead...Tallied 52 tackles (32 solo) and three tackles for loss (first among Penn State's cornerbacks). - Penn State Football

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  Now it's time for Castro-Fields to show his doubters that the early season performance from 2019 wasn't an aberration. He has the talent to do just that, but needs to play up to that talent to reach his ceiling. The 6-foot, 190-pound corner has the physical tools to take on any receiver in college football and find success. He's long and athletic with enough physicality to bother bigger opponents. Castro-Fields can attach himself to a receiver's hip and be a nuisance at his worst and a turnover waiting to happen at his best. He's in a position to put those talents on display as the team's best corner and his position coach is expecting just that this season. "(Castro-Fields) is the leader of the corner room," Penn State cornerbacks coach Terry Smith said in a teleconference with the media in April. "Tariq, not to put pressure on him, needs to have a great year for us. We need a lock-down corner that can handle the best receiver of whoever our opponent is. We expect Tariq to be that guy." - Centre Times

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  Penn State's secondary is going to look very different next year without John Reid, who exhausted his eligibility after five years with the Nittany Lions. Reid played inside and outside at cornerback and often faced the opponent's best wide receiver because he was the team's best cornerback. With the former Nittany Lion headed to the NFL draft, Penn State cornerbacks coach Terry Smith has a replacement in mind to step up as the unit's best player - senior Tariq Castro-Fields. "(Castro-Fields) is the leader of the corner room," Smith said in a teleconference with the media Wednesday morning. "Tariq, not to put pressure on him, needs to have a great year for us. We need a lock-down corner that can handle the best receiver of whoever our opponent is. We expect Tariq to be that guy."

Penn State will need Castro-Fields and several other cornerbacks to step up next season for the defense to take another step forward and improve its pass coverage. The 6-foot, 190-pound Castro-Fields has all of the measurables to succeed as a shutdown corner. He has the size, length and athleticism to stick with cornerbacks of any size, but needs to find consistency to do it on a weekly basis. He began the 2019 season as if he was the team's best corner, but soon struggled to find success as a defender. "His season last year was almost like two different season," Smith said. "The first half of the season he came out of the gate looking like a first-round draft pick. Then he suffered an injury and from that injury on, he was a different player. He wasn't as confident, he wasn't as sure of himself. ... One of our offseason plans and goals for him is to make sure that he can be more consistent throughout the season." - Centre Times


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  2019 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Tariq Castro-Fields,...All-Big Ten third team selection by the media and honorable mention choice by the coaches...Ranks sixth on the team with 48 tackles...Has team bests of two interceptions and eight pass breakups. - Penn State Football

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