Preview 2019: Pitt. 5 Things You Need To Know, Season Prediction

Preview 2019: Pitt. 5 Things You Need To Know, Season Prediction

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Preview 2019: Pitt. 5 Things You Need To Know, Season Prediction

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3. TOP PITT PLAYERS

Best Pitt Offensive Player

WR/KR Maurice Ffrench, Sr. 
The 5-11, 200-pound do-it-all playmaker finished second on the team with 515 receiving yards and six touchdowns on 35 catches, ran for 164 yards and two touchdowns – averaging close to nine yards per carry – and returned two kickoffs for scores. The Panthers are missing a true No. 1 target – at least, they are at the moment – but Ffrench should grow into more of a weapon as the coaching staff invents new ways to get the ball in his hands.

2. QB Kenny Pickett, Jr.
3. QB Nick Patti, RFr.
4. PK Alex Kessman, Jr.
5. RB AJ Davis, Jr.

Best Pitt Defensive Player

S Damar Hamlin, Sr.
DE Rashad Weaver is the team’s best defensive player, but he suffered a torn ACL in fall practices and is out for the season. When he’s right, he’s a terrific get for the program, the 6-3, 285-pound NFL-caliber pass rusher who came into his own last season, cranking up 47 tackles with 6.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss with two fumble returns. With him out, 2018 leading tackler S Damar Hamlin is the team’s defensive star, joining CB Dane Jackson to give the Panthers a nice base to work the secondary around.

2. CB Dane Jackson, Sr.
3. LB Elias Reynolds, Jr.
4. DE Patrick Jones, Jr.
5. DT Amir Watts, Sr.

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