With Pitt’s Kenny Pickett having likely already locked up a first round NFL Draft slot in the upcoming draft, it would be easy to sit out the Peach Bowl and glide into private workouts ahead of the big weekend.
Instead, while he’s still debating his bowl status against No. 10 Michigan State on Dec. 30 at 7 p.m., Pickett has committed to playing in the 2022 Senior Bowl.
The Senior Bowl takes place at South Alabama’s Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Alabama in early February, the week of practice capped off by the actual Senior Bowl game on Feb. 5 at 1:30 p.m. CT. With a strong performance, Pickett could help further boost his already sky-high stock.
— Reese's Senior Bowl (@seniorbowl) December 10, 2021
Pickett has thrown for 4,319 yards and 42 touchdowns, completing just over 67 percent of his throws, and rushed for 233 yards and five more touchdowns as the leader of Pitt’s ACC champion squad.
While he’s a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, he’s already won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and been named to the Senior Bowl All-American list, among others, for his efforts this season.
Pickett became the third Pitt player to accept an invite to the Senior Bowl, joining teammates Cal Adomitis and Damarri Mathis. Carter Warren hasn’t yet accepted his invite, but it’s likely he will join his teammates in Mobile.