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Kenny Pickett Draft Profile: Stats, Highlights and 2022 NFL Draft Projection  

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

Kenny Pickett
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 220 lbs
Age: 23
College: Pittsburgh Panthers

Kenny Pickett Draft Profile: Stats, Highlights and 2022 NFL Draft Projection  
Credit: Bob Donnan/USA Today

Kenny Pickett Stats 2021 | Pittsburgh Panthers

GPass YDsPass TDsINTRush YDsRush TDs
134,3194272415

Kenny Pickett Draft Profile

Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

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

All 2022 NFL Draft Projections are taken from the latest Sporting News NFL Mock Draft by Vinnie Iyer.

Kenny Pickett is currently projected to be drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles at No. 15.


For more 2022 NFL Draft coverage and player profiles, check out our NFL Draft page.

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