Six Pitt football players have been invited to the 2021 NFL Draft Combine, Pitt announced via Twitter Wednesday morning. The invitees include safeties Paris Ford and Damar Hamlin, center Jimmy Morrissey, and defensive linemen Patrick Jones II, Jaylen Twyman and Rashad Weaver.
Due to the pandemic, the combine will not be held at event in one location, but rather at each prospect’s respective pro day. So, during Pitt’s pro day, which is scheduled for March 17, these six players will complete the drills they otherwise would have in Indianapolis.
Jones II and Weaver were each selected to the All-ACC Football First-Team in December. Morrissey and Hamlin were Second-Team selections. Twyman, who was high on NFL radars following the 2019 season, opted out of the 2020 season following the COVID outbreak. In 2019, Twyamn was an All-ACC First-Team selection, leading the Panthers with 10.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss.
This past season, Ford put up three interceptions and three pass breakups in just seven games, while Hamlin led the team in tackles with 67 and in pass break ups with seven in 10 games. Jones II led the team with nine sacks, and Weaver led in tackles for loss with 14.5. Weaver also forced three fumbles and had 12 quarterback hits.
The NFL Draft starts on April 29 at 8 p.m. and will conclude on May 1.