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Could Pitt’s Paris Ford and Jaylen Twyman Be 1st Round Picks?



As has been reported for months, the 2020 Pitt football team has plenty of talent, including NFL talent.

The three Panthers that are consistently showing up in the upper rounds of various NFL Mock Drafts are defensive end Patrick Jones, defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman and safety Paris Ford.

Could there be multiple Pitt players getting selected in the first round? If Kyle Crabbs from The Draft Network is accurate, that very well could be the case.

In his latest Mock Draft released Monday, Crabbs has Twyman and Ford as first round selections with Twyman going to the Cleveland Browns with the 17th pick and Paris Ford heading to the Philadelphia Eagles with the 24th pick.

If multiple Pitt players become first round picks, it would be the first time that’s happened since 1989 with Burt Grossman (San Diego) and Tom Ricketts (Steelers). Prior to that, you’d have to go back to 1985 when Bill Fralic went second overall to Atlanta and Chris Doleman went fourth overall to Minnesota.

In case you were wondering the last time Pitt produces three first round picks, that was 1983 with Jimbo Covert, Tim Lewis and Dan Marino.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Justin Dietrich
Justin Dietrich
3 years ago

Paris could be if he plays his way into it, but isn’t right now. Jaylen can’t be since he won’t have the extra season of film he would need to be a 1st rounder. Choosing to sit out will be a red flag to some teams and he doesn’t have the talent of Parsons to overcome that.

James from Florida
James from Florida
3 years ago

Agree about Ford

Jaylen will be a late 2nd or early 3rd due to his opt out.

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