It is officially mock draft season! The 2022 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, with the first round kicking off on Thursday, April 28th. Of course, draft analysis, projections and rumors will be dominating the headlines until then. Among the players expected to hear his name called on the first day is quarterback Kenny Pickett out of Pitt.
The following is a complete Kenny Pickett NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
Kenny Pickett NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Weight: 220 lbs
College: Pittsburgh Panthers
Kenny Pickett Stats 2021 | Pittsburgh Panthers
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Kenny Pickett Draft Profile
Kenny Pickett is a four-year starter who the NFL has sought after since 2019. In his last season at Pitt, he was able to improve his completion by a full 6%, as well as double his yardage total. Aside from his wealth of experience earned through his 52 starts as a Panther, Pickett proved he can put points on the board at a very high rate while still protecting the ball. Responsible for 47 touchdowns as opposed to just nine total turnovers, he has a point differential of +228. Maybe most importantly, he is a pocket passer first, but is extremely accurate when on the move, an asset that is invaluable in the NFL today.
Kenny Pickett’s most famous weakness is his small hands. How much stock you put in it is up to you, but quarterback hand-size has been a hot topic amongst talent evaluators ever since the transition to the smaller, faster type of player at the position. The problem for Pickett is that he is from that classification. At 6-3, he has a hand size of just eight and five eights inches. The other glaring concern is the fact that the numbers just weren’t there in his first three years as a starter like they were in his final year. In time, the NFL will show which version of Pickett is the real one.
Kenny Pickett Highlights
Kenny Pickett Draft Projection
Kenny Pickett is currently projected to be drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 15.
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