Well, our only real outside shot at a 1st round draft pick, QB Nate Peterman, was passed over in the opening day of the NFL draft.
The good thing though is that Pitt football stays in the nation media consciousness when, generating interest much like the effect we got by beating PSU and Clemson, the first two QBs taken had a combined 1,033 yards and 8 TDs passing against us.
That is about half of what an single average QB might get in a full 12 games of play elsewhere.
But wait! There is more news. This pundit thinks the Steelers will stick a sharp instrument into Pitt fan’s eyes by doing this:
Now that’s just hurtful. In truth I don’t get too spun up about the NFL Draft or even where and when Pitt players get taken in it. Or actually what the Pitt players themselves do in the NFL after they leave Pitt.
Oh, I want them to succeed, but my concern is how well they play in their time at Pitt. I suppose there is the ‘more drafted, better recruiting’ theory and that may be true. But then I wonder why we didn’t get a huge recruiting bump after we did this in sending kids to the draft:
Anyway – this year’s draft will probably pan out as predicted all along – Peterman in the late 2nd or 3rd round; Johnson in Rounds 3 or 4 and Bisnowaty sneaks in somewhere.
Note: I have about ten big car door magnets left. I’ll send them out to POV’erts who drive their cars to Heinz for the games and promise to use them on gameday & at tailgates…
Let me know and I’ll get them out to you as soon as I can.