Hundreds of football players across the country fulfilled a life-time dream over the weekend of getting drafted into the NFL.
That was definitely the case with six members of the Pitt Panthers football program, as Patrick Jones (3rd round/Minnesota Vikings), Rashad Weaver (4th round/Tennessee Titans), Jason Pinnock (5th round/NY Jets), Jaylen Twyman (6th round /Minnesota Vikings), Damar Hamlin (6th round/Buffalo Bills) and Jimmy Morrisey (7th round) became 2021 NFL draft picks.
This was an emotional weekend for all of these players as emotions went from nervousness to pure excitement after receiving the phone call from their new football home.
Here are a few of the reactions from some of the Pitt players after getting that special phone call this weekend.
“You ready to rock and roll and be a Raider?”
GM Mike Mayock, Coach Gruden, and offensive line coach Tom Cable made the life-changing call to Jimmy Morrissey. pic.twitter.com/FV0qYGsYaL
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) May 3, 2021
— Prospect Media (@prospectmedia_) May 2, 2021
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) May 2, 2021
Jason Pinnock’s reaction to getting drafted by the @NYJets is the content you need on this Monday! 😭
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) May 3, 2021