Michael Pittman Jr.
Michael Pittman Jr. finalized his senior year at USC as a Biletnikoff award finalist, and the big-bodied wideout brings ‘NFL bloodlines’ with him as he makes his endeavor into the NFL, following his father’s footsteps.
While USC’s 2019 season was insufficient for their program’s standards, Pittman put together the best season of his college career — recording his first 100-plus catch season to go along with 1,275 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Pittman fits the mold of an adequate pass catcher in the NFL, but one thing that has held him back from receiving a top end grade from NFL scouts is his inconsistency throughout college. Pittman projects as a physical specimen, brining toughness and length to the outside wide receiver position. He’s not the most diverse route runner, nor will he run by defenders, but he will high point the football at an exceptional level with extraordinary toughness.
Pittman will be participating in the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama where NFL scouts will get an up close look at what Pittman brings to the table in practices throughout the week and the January 25th Senior Bowl game. I wouldn’t expect Pittman to solve the Raiders No.1 wide receiver hole, but he could provide Gruden’s offense with a sizeable target and a sure-handed pass catcher.