Scouting the ACC: Pittsburgh

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Every program has its specialty; for a while Penn State was known as “Linebacker U”. Cross-town rival Pittsburgh has put a good number of productive receivers into the draft, and that trend continues in 2018.

Senior wideout Jester Weah enters the season with well-deserved middle-round grades and could possibly move into the second day of the draft.

Weah offers solid size (6-foot-2, 210), decent speed (4.45s 40-yard dash) and terrific pass-catching skills. He’s a reliable target who wins out for contested throws and always catches the ball with proper fundamentals. Weah also does the little things well and is a terrific downfield blocker, an intangible which will get him playing time at the next level.

Though not a spectacular prospect, Weah has possibilities as the third or fourth receiver on the depth chart and could end up playing Sunday football for a long time to come.

Safety Jordan Whitehead looked like a star in the making as a freshman in 2015 but showed limited improvement in his game last season. It was recently announced that he’s been suspended for the initial three games of the upcoming season for violations of team rules, and the downward trend continues.

At the top of his game Whitehead is a playmaking safety constantly around the ball, but the junior must get back on track for any future at the next level.

Pittsburgh Prospects

Grade

Rnd

Full Name

Pos

#

Yr

3.48

4-5

Jester Weah

WR

85

5Sr

3.45

5th

Jordan Whitehead

S

9

3Jr

3.29

7th

Alexander Officer

C

63

4Sr

3.22

FA

George Aston

FB

35

4Jr

3.03

FA

Avonte Maddox

CB

14

4Sr

3.00

FA

Jaryd Jones-Smith

T

55

5Sr

3.00

FA

Max Browne

QB

4

5Sr

2.99

FA

Brian O'Neill

T

70

4Jr

2.88

FA

Alex Bookser

G

78

4Jr

2.70

FA

Rori Blair

DE

92

4Sr