USC has been college football royalty for close to four decades, helping put countless young men into the NFL. It may not have been the year that the Trojans fans wanted it to be on the field, they still have some talented players in which they can be proud of. Michael Pittman Jr. has the potential to be another solid USC wide receiver that could make it to the pros.
Pittman Jr. is a match up problem for most cornerbacks. Pittman Jr. has perfect size to be a threat in the red zone at 6’4” and 220 lbs. Pittman Jr. is difficult to bring down and it will usually take more than one defender to bring him down. Pittman Jr’s size and hands will draw the eyes of many scouts and NFL teams. His skills in the red zone will make a player that scouts will want to have a closer look at.
Pittman Jr. needs to improve in creating separation against defenders. Pittman Jr.’s ability to defeat press coverage is another question mark, for the tall USC receiver. Improving his route running can only help Pittman Jr. fend off cornerbacks and create separation against defenders.
Pittman Jr. is a prospect that could easily move up the draft boards with a good showing at the combine and the USC pro day. As it stands now, I see Pittman Jr. being a mid-third to early fourth-round selection.