As you’ve probably seen, Pitt has had four alumni (well… former players. Not all of them graduated.) placed on the 2010’s All Decade Team. Two of them played under Walt Harris (Revis and Fitzgerald) and two under Dave Wannstedt (Donald and McCoy – Yes, technically Donald played under three different coaches but I’m giving Wanny all the credit here, Revis also played under Wanny but was recruited by Harris so Harris gets the credit.) While this is all well and good, it begs the question if we will see any of Pat Narduzzi’s players make the all 2020’s (or beyond) team?
So far the answer is probably not.
Here is the list of Pat Narduzzi players drafted (and I’m being generous and including players that were recruited by Paul Chyrst). While there are some fine players on this list, I don’t think any of them stacks up to the likes of the four listed above. Perhaps Narduzzi’s best chance is converted Tight End Brian O’Neill (not recruited by Narduzzi, but in fairness it was the ‘Duz who converted him to a Tackle. Yep this is kind of inconsistent with what I’m doing above, but since ‘Duz put him at tackle it’s a bit of a unique situation. Perhaps I’m being too generous.) While O’Neill is only in his second year, his NFL pass protection is pretty good. Per Wikipedia: Continue reading “Pitt lands Four on NFL All-2010’s team”