Getting players to the NFL is one of the biggest recruiting tools a college program can offer when trying to attract top level talent.
Things such as facilities, a specific conference, reputation of the head coach but the one thing all players want is the chance to play at the next level.
Despite all the turnover and other issues, that is something that the Pitt football program has been as good at as almost any program in the country.
The Panthers strong reputation with that is likely to grow this weekend as the 2018 NFL Draft gets underway tonight.
PITT PANTHERS DRAFTED SINCE 2014:
2014: AARON DONALD, 1ST ROUND (13TH SELECTION), LA RAMS
TOM SAVAGE, 4TH ROUND (135TH SELECTION), HOUSTON TEXANS
DEVIN STREET, 5TH ROUND (146TH SELECTION), DALLAS COWBOYS
2015: T.J. CLEMMINGS, 4TH ROUND (110TH SELECTION), MINNESOTA VIKINGS
2016: TYLER BOYD, 2ND ROUND (55TH SELECTION), CINCINNATI BENGALS
2017: JAMES CONNER, 3RD ROUND (105TH SELECTION), PITTSBURGH STEELERS
DORIAN JOHNSON, 4TH ROUND (115TH SELECTION), ARIZONA CARDINALS
NATHAN PETERSMAN, 5TH ROUND (171ST SELECTION), BUFFALO BILLS
ADAM BISNOWATY, 6TH ROUND (200TH SELECTION), NY GIANTS
EJUAN PRICE, 7TH ROUND (234TH SELECTION), LA RAMS