Michael Pittman - USC

Height/Weight - 6'4/223/Hands-9.25"

Age/Birthday - 22 Years Old, (October 4, 1997)

Combine Results - 40-4.52, Vert-36.5", Broad-121.0"

Class - Senior

Conference - Pac 12 South

NFL Draft Projection - Round 3-4

College Stats -

2019 - Receiving: 101/1275/12.6/11

2018 - Receiving: 41/758/18.5/6

2017 - Receiving: 23/404/17.6/2

2016 - Receiving: 6/82/13.7/0

NFL Player Comparison - D.K. Metcalf, Miles Boykin, Allen Lazard

Current ADP - 2:11 (Rookie Drafts), 157.17 (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

  • He is great as a route runner and demonstrates excellent deep ball tracking ability

  • Displays good, strong hands to pluck the football away from his body

  • Very competitive and tough, skill set is likely best suited to play X or as a big slot

  • Does nicely stacking downfield & across the middle of the field to generate leverage

  • Shows the ability to get defensive backs hips turned with footwork and head fakes

  • Uses physicality to generate leverage & separation in the underneath areas

  • No nonsense, willing to be a bully which is exactly what you want for a player his size

  • Will use jab steps & body positioning to get corners to open their hips, then work past

  • Has plus strength for the NFL level and is a candidate for intermediate/short crossers

  • Huge arms & big hands allow him to snag balls away from his frame with consistency

  • Ability to layer pace into his routes to address the football at a point of attack

  • Crack blocks well and generates displacement with strong shots from his shoulder

Player Notes Cons

 

  • Isn’t very sudden off the line of scrimmage when getting into his route

  • Lacks elusiveness in space & appears tight hipped, does not create a lot of separation

  • Needs to work on weight transfer and dropping his hips at the top of the route

  • Has to do a better job at winning at the line of scrimmage against press coverage 

  • Doesn’t have great speed, will have to become a better, more savvy route runner