From: E.J. Borghetti, Executive Associate Athletic Director/Communications
Re: 2022 Pitt Football Pro Day
Please see below a schedule for Pitt’s Pro Timing Day at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on Monday, March 21
Pitt players will be participating in the following evaluations:
- Vertical Jump
- Broad Jump
- 40-Yard Dash
- Pro Shuttle
- Three-Cone Drill
- Individual Position Skill Work
The Panthers’ expected 2022 Pro Day participants with final collegiate biography links:
- Cal Adomitis, long snapper
- Keyshon Camp, defensive lineman
- Phil Campbell III, linebacker
- Kirk Christodoulou, punter
- Lucas Krull, tight end
- Taysir Mack, wide receiver
- Damarri Mathis, defensive back
- Johnny Petrishen, linebacker
- Kenny Pickett, quarterback
- Chase Pine, linebacker
- Melquise Stovall, wide receiver
- Tre Tipton, wide receiver
- Keldrick Wilson, offensive lineman
MM Note: FWIW I’ve added the NFL.com Combine Analysis on Pickett, Mathis and Adomitis:
Pickett has five years of game experience and four years of starting experience for Pitt. He’s a fairly toolsy pocket passer with good mobility. He operated in a passing scheme featuring vertical concepts that created big-play opportunities but left food on the plate when he failed to play chess against the back-end of the coverage. Pickett works with average anticipation but drives the ball with good velocity, which should help him shine in pre-draft passing drills. Pickett’s touch and placement need work, but his accuracy stats were damaged by an inordinate amount of drops throughout his career. The top indicator for future success or failure will likely rest in a team’s ability to build Pickett’s trust, poise and discipline from the pocket. He can make all the throws, but he’ll only be able to execute against disguised fronts and NFL pressure if he’s willing to hang in and win with his eyes first. He carries a boom/bust label, but the 2021 tape and productivity showed off his potential to become a good starter in time.
- Broke Dan Marino’s Pitt passing records.
- Comes from athletic family and bloodlines.
- Has good size and all the physical tools needed as a pro.
- Jaw-dropping improvement across the board from 2020.
- TD-INT ratio went from 13:9 in 2020 to 42:7 in 2021.
- Passing scheme required full-field reads.
- Good recognition and decisions on combo-route throws to all levels.
- Potential to get better at recalibrating reads with more work.
- Worked with improved anticipation and tight spiral throwing into windows.
- Velocity to stay ahead of closing coverage.
- Arm strength to push deep outs without a problem.
- Able to extend the play and win on the move with his arm.
- Arm talent to make off-platform throws.
- Elusiveness to escape a free runner and scramble for yards.
- Some scarring from previous protection issues.
- Nervous feet and poise can get the best of him despite clean pockets.
- Drifts outside pocket rather than climbing to scan.
- Feet don’t always follow his eyes when throwing.
- Poor placement and touch added to drop issues.
- Finesse throws into buckets are below average.
- Better timing would prevent contested catches.
- Can improve at making leading throws.
- Doesn’t throw with much of an expedited release.
- Needs to take the incompletion instead of the sack.
Sources Tell Us
“Is he the next (Joe) Burrow or Kyler (Murray), who were early picks after being one-year wonders? Some team will try and make that connection and will overdraft him. That’s a lock.” — Personnel director for AFC team
- Compact and strong.
- Redirects release with forceful shove to the boundary.
- Crowds tight to route when phasing.
- Maintains route feel across the hashes.
- Can shuffle with inside or outside leverage in Cover 3.
- Quick read-and-respond from zone.
- Races to the catch point with efficient paths.
- Steps downhill and thumps pass-catchers.
- Wrap-up finisher who rarely allows runners to sneak away.
- Balance gets away from him in transitions.
- Can’t carry speedy receivers vertically.
- Shows too much respect against drive routes.
- Lacks desired length to succeed from trail.
- Panic brings loads of penalties down the field.
- Doesn’t climb high enough up the ladder on jump balls.
- Loses tackle angles pursuing runners in space.
- Missed 2020 season due to shoulder injury.
Avonte Maddox was rated 5.90. He went in the 4th round.
Dane Jackson was rated 5.99. He went in the 7th round
Jason Pinnock was rated 5.88. He went in the 5th
I don’t believe he was invited to the combine. https://www.nfl.com/prospects/jason-pinnock/32005049-4e75-7046-17a6-92c57382f4b9
- * Five years of snap duties. * Minimal hitch in snap delivery. * Improved snap speed over last two years
- * Snaps are generally accurate and easy to handle
- * Heavily involved in charitable endeavors within community
- Not the tightest spirals on a consistent basis.
- Snap speed is average.
- Inconsistent in 2021 game versus Virginia Tech.