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Las Vegas Raiders Select Pitt C Jimmy Morrissey in 7th Round



The Las Vegas Raiders added Pitt center Jimmy Morrissey to their 2021 draft class in the seventh round with the 230th pick. A four-year starter at Pitt after joining the team as a walk-on in 2016, Morrissey with likely add depth to the gap left by veteran Rodney Hudson, who was traded by the Raiders to the Arizona Cardinals this offseason.

Morrissey, who was a captain for the Panthers in 2019 and 2020, made 47 career starts at Pitt and was a three time All-ACC selection (one first-team, two third-teams). The 6-foot-3, 303-pound Morrissey also won the Burlsworth Award in 2020, which is given each year to the best college football player who started as a walk-on.

Morrissey is the first Pitt offensive lineman to go in the draft since tackle Brian O’Neil was taken by the Minnesota Vikings in 2018. He is the first Pitt center to be drafted since Jeff Christy in 1992. After coming out of high school with no FBS offers, his NFL dream has become a reality.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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