Former USC wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. could be a steal in the 2020 NFL Draft. Here’s the case for all 32 teams to pick him.
The class of wide receivers in the 2020 NFL Draft is one of the deepest in years, making it a question of where USC star Michael Pittman could land.
He’s a physical playmaker capable of making every catch in the book, while also dabbling on special teams and being a vocal team leader. What he lacks in speed compared to the first rounders, he makes up in polish, giving all 32 teams in the league a reason to take the projected third-round talent.
Here’s the case for why your favorite team should pick Michael Pittman in the 2020 NFL Draft…
The Bills feel good about their receiving corps including John Brown and Cole Beasley, but those two leading pass catchers are 5-foot-11 and 5-foot-8, respectively. Buffalo needs some size and Pittman brings exactly that at 6-foot-4, 233 pounds.
The Dolphins don’t necessarily need a wide receiver. They’ve already got DeVante Parker returning, and expect Preston Williams to return from an ACL tear. However, tight end Mike Gesicki was their second-leading receiver last year and upgrading at receiver is possible. Given the number of draft picks available, there may come a point where Pittman fits the bill as the best player available, making him a reasonable selection.
New England Patriots:
The Patriots just drafted N’Keal Harry last year, but that shouldn’t stop them from looking for another promising receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft. Julian Edelman is 33-years-old and isn’t likely to sustain his production. Last year, no New England receiver besides the aging vet has more than 360 yards. With no Tom Brady to lean on, they’ll need a higher caliber of playmaker. Pittman is just that.
New York Jets:
Let’s just put it this way: Jamison Crowder doesn’t move the needle as a top receiver option, second-leading receiver Robby Anderson is off to the Carolina Panthers and his replacement, Breshad Perriman, isn’t a world-beater. The Jets need to find a target for Sam Darnold to aim for. Why not one he’s played with before?