Kenny Pickett Scouting Report
6’3″, 217 pounds (confirmed) … 2022 Senior Bowl invite … Kenny Pickett enjoyed a career-year in 2021 at Pitt, throwing for 4,319 yards, 42 touchdowns, and seven interceptions (67.2%); finished his college career completing 62.4% of his passes for 12,303 yards, 81 touchdowns, and 32 interceptions … holds almost every major career record at Pitt, including passing yards, completions, passing touchdowns, and total touchdowns … his 20 rushing touchdowns are the most by any Pitt quarterback in school history … Kenny Pickett started 49 games for the Panthers and has the highest winning percentage in school history … Pickett was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2021 … was rated the nation’s No. 10 pro-style quarterback as a high school recruit by 247 sports and the No. 11 overall prospect in the State of New Jersey … Physically, Kenny Pickett has an NFL quarterback’s frame — he’s a solidly built 6’3″, and while he’d be smart to add another five pounds or so, he already has enough mass to hold up against NFL hits … Pickett’s biggest area of concern is his hand size (8.5 inches); he falls way short of the minimum nine-inch threshold and teams will have to have confidence in his ability to hold onto the ball when hit and in bad-weather games … Athletically, Pickett is a sneaky-good runner who has more than enough speed and wiggle to escape from chaos in the pocket … he won’t be a field-flipper as a runner but he has more than enough juice to keep defense’s honest with his legs … Pickett won’t blow anyone away with his arm strength, but he has enough velocity behind his passes to make every throw on the route tree … Pickett has above-average to good accuracy, which will be his trademark as a passer … His experience as a starter is evidence in his pocket presence; Pickett is calm and composed in the eye of pressure and consistently keeps his eyes downfield … he rarely looks panicked … It’s obvious that Pickett has a passer’s mentality and often waits to the last second before tucking and running … Overall, Kenny Pickett profiles as a pro-ready and quality starting quarterback along the lines of Kirk Cousins … while his overall upside is capped by slightly above-average traits, his football IQ and accuracy makes him a safe quarterback prospect … he’s worth a late-first, early-second round investment.
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