Five Pitt players were among the seniors named to the Senior Bowl Top 250 watch list for the 2020 season.
Defensive tackle Keyshon Camp, defensive end Patrick Jones II, center Jimmy Morrissey, quarterback Kenny Pickett and defensive end Rashad Weaver were all named to the list.
Camp, Jones and Weaver figure to star on a defensive line that could be one of the most talented in the nation. Pitt’s defense was tied for second in sacks in 2019, and that was without the services of Camp and Weaver, who missed time with injuries.
Jones has also been named to the watch list for the Nagurski Award and the Lott IMPACT Trophy. He had a breakout season in 2019 in his first year as a full-time starter. He was named to the second-team All-ACC and was an All-American honorable mention after garnering 43 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in 13 games.
Morrissey, a redshirt senior center from Huntington Valley, Pa., is entering his fourth season as Pitt’s starting center and is coming off two straight All-ACC selections. He started all 13 games in 2019 and in total, Morrissey has started 36 games since the 2017 season. He’s on the watch list for the Campbell Trophy.
Pickett is coming off a career season statistically in 2019, his first under offensive coordinator Mark Whipple. Pickett passed for 3,098 yards, 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 2019, while leading his team to four game-winning drives in the last two minutes or later, including catching the game winning touchdown on a trick play to beat UCF and throwing a touchdown pass with 47 seconds on the clock to beat Eastern Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl. He’s on the watch list for the Maxwell Award and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
Pitt had just one player invited to the 2020 Senior Bowl in cornerback Dane Jackson, who was drafted in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills.