In a move that was expected, Pitt junior Jordan Whitehead has announced that he’s leaving Pitt to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.
Whitehead becomes the second Panther after Quadree Henderson to test the waters of the NFL Draft.
Just minutes after making this decision, PSN spoke to the Pitt star safety about this decision.
“I talked to a lot of people about this. I first wanted to see how our season went. Then after the season I got some feedback, I also talked to my parents about this and then made my decision,” said Whitehead.
Whitehead has been a star at both Central Valley and then at Pitt. Now it’s time to get paid for playing football and to start the next chapter of his football life.
“I’m really excited because ever since I was playing football as a kid, this is what I talked about wanting to do. To be able to live this dream out is really exciting.”
The question now is where will Whitehead get drafted? We might not get an accurate answer to that until after the upcoming NFL Combine and individual workouts.
“Obviously, every player wants to go in the first round but I first, have to go to the combine and my NFL Pro Day. The feedback has been that I can really go anywhere because of how unpredictable the draft is. I think I just need to prove myself at the NFL combine.
Finally, I asked Whitehead what he sees as the future of the Pitt program.
“I definitely think they’re on the rise. I was real excited to see Coach Narduzzi get an extension. Last year, we had a real young team and towards the end of the season we started to play well and put the pieces together. I think Pitt is a team on the rise.”
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