#Kenny Pickett

Kenny Pickett named midseason All-American

Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett is in the midst of a personal-best season that has seen his name brought up in the Heisman discussion and rise up draft boards. And his efforts saw him named a first-team midseason All-American this week by outlets such as CBS Sports, the Athletic and Sporting News.
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2022 NFL Draft: Is Kenny Pickett the next Joe Burrow? Examining the Pittsburgh QB's dominant 2021 campaign

No one has ascended like Joe Burrow. No one. But Kenny Pickett is on a Burrowian track. The Pittsburgh quarterback won't land as the No. 1 overall pick like Burrow did in 2020. But when viewed through the proper lens, Pickett is having a season similar to Burrow's masterful 2019 and has positioned himself to ascend draft boards over the next few months after minimal -- if any -- draft hype before his final collegiate campaign.
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Kenny Pickett ranked No. 2 QB in college football by PFF

It’s no secret that Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett has put on an outstanding showing through the first five games of the 2021 season, but just how great he has been can be difficult to enumerate with quality of competition and other factors complicating comparisons. However, as Pro Football Focus sees it, Pickett checks in as the No. 2 quarterback in college football, with a grade of 92.6 through the first five weeks.

Kenny Pickett generating Heisman buzz after hot start

Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett has been one of the top signal-callers in the nation in 2021, and he finds himself on pace for the best season of his career. And as a result, his name has been brought up in the Heisman conversation — and not just by local media, but by analysts at ESPN and FS1, including former USC quarterback and 2004 Heisman winner Matt Leinart.
New York Post

Kenny Pickett Heisman ticket could pay off big time

A few weeks ago, I offered up a piece of betting advice — bet Kenny Pickett to win the Heisman. I grabbed him at 75/1 at the time. Later that day, he was 50/1. Now? He’s 25/1 at BetMGM. Pittsburgh’s starting quarterback is having a ridiculous season. If he played...

Is Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett soaring up 2022 NFL Draft big boards?

The 2022 NFL Draft has some interesting quarterback prospects. Here’s why Pittsburgh’s Kenny Pickett is putting his name in the discussion next April. Five years… That’s how long it finally took Kenny Pickett to catch the attention of the national media. Pickett was a 3-star prospect who first saw the field as a freshman all the way back in 2017. The young quarterback flashed at times but was quite up and down.
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Kenny Pickett leads Pitt into tough matchup with Georgia Tech

With the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division in a wide-open state, Pittsburgh will try to stake its claim as a contender Saturday in Atlanta against Georgia Tech. Pitt (3-1, 0-0 ACC) brings one of the most prolific offenses in the country with senior quarterback Kenny Pickett threatening to lay waste to the school’s single-season passing record book.

Hot Take Tuesday: Kenny Pickett is QB1 in the 2022 Draft

Who is QB1 in the 2022 draft class? That is the question every draft pundit, scout, media member and fans are trying to answer. Over the summer, most thought it would be a two-player race between Spencer Rattler and Sam Howell. Both of them have been major disappointments so far this season. Rattler was benched this past week against a Texas defense that is nothing special. His backup quarterback had to come in to lead a come-from-behind victory in the second half. There is a chance he doesn't regain his starting spot.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Paul Zeise: If Kenny Pickett isn't in the Heisman conversation yet, he will be soon

The outlook for Pitt’s 2021 season improved dramatically the day Kenny Pickett announced he would return for his final season as opposed to entering the NFL draft. Pickett had done the exploratory thing and decided he didn’t like his evaluation and so he wanted a chance to improve his draft stock by playing for the Panthers another season.

Is Kenny Pickett The Top QB In College?? Film Analysis

In this video, we break down Kenny Pickett’s film as we discuss why he is having such a good season. There are four different traits that stick out to me. NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kenny Pickett isn't there yet. But he has a path to becoming a true Heisman contender

What you consider a “contender” shapes the discussion we’re about to have. If you believe a contender for the Heisman Trophy is being one of 10 or 15 guys worthy of a mention, then Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett is already a contender. Whether you believe he deserves it or not, he’s already in the conversation by definition, getting shoutouts from ESPN and 2004 winner Matt Leinart. And he’s currently the eighth-favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook.

NCAA QB Stock Watch: Kenny Pickett stays hot, Spencer Rattler looks shaky

This was, by any measure, a strange weekend of college football. We saw one of the top-ten teams in the nation lose in overtime. We saw a senior linebacker from another top-ten team walk off the field, seemingly quitting the team, during the first half and then fire off some quickly-deleted tweets about his school from the locker room. A third top-ten team lost to the upstart Arkansas Razorbacks, who might be worth paying attention to over the next few weeks. Auburn turned to their backup quarterback to pull off a win over Georgia State that was 1-2 coming into the game. Bowling Green, 30-point underdogs to Minnesota, won on the road over the Golden Gophers.