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Pitt WR Bub Means Declares for 2024 NFL Draft

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Pitt wideout Bub Means gets congratulated by his teammates on the sideline after scoring against Virginia Tech on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Mitchell Northam / Pittsburgh Sports Now.)

Pitt will need to replace their top receiver from this past season.

As expected, Bub Means has made the decision to enter the 2024 NFL Draft. The two year starter for Pitt really took his game to another level in the second half of the season, finishing this season with 41 receptions for 721 yards and 6 touchdowns. In 2022, Means had just 27 receptions for 401 yards and 2 touchdowns.

In making this decision, Means released this statement:

”First of all, I would like to thank God because without him and my faith, I am nothing. Secondly, I would like to thank all the coaches, trainers, and staff on each of the football programs that I had a chance to be a part of. I’ve learned a lot over these past years. Third, I would like to thank my friends and family for their ongoing love and support throughout this journey. It’s been an honor and pleasure to attend this university and be a part of this prestigious football program. With that being said, I will be declaring for the 2024 NFL Draft.”

With the departure of Means, the young receivers that Pitt brought in this season (Kenny Johnson, Zion Fowler El, Israel Polk, Lamar Seymore) will be looked upon to step up. Konata Mumpfield and Daejon Reynolds will be the leaders of Pitt’s 2024 wide receiving corps. Look for Pitt to try and bring in a receiver via the transfer portal.

 

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Kelvin Byrd
Kelvin Byrd
3 months ago

Who is giving these guys advice?

He’s the next Paris Ford.

Good luck dude, but your game needs more work.

I am guessing the 412 Alliance didn’t pony up enough cash.

Last edited 3 months ago by Kelvin Byrd
RonDon
RonDon
3 months ago
Reply to  Kelvin Byrd

I can’t imagine him getting picked early, an NIL deal would probably be more lucrative than a non guaranteed contract plus the perks that come with having guaranteed housing etc

MrThisThat
MrThisThat
3 months ago
Reply to  Kelvin Byrd

Paris Ford was 3xs the player that Bub is. Delusions of Grandeur for Ol’Bub

Zach
Zach
3 months ago
Reply to  Kelvin Byrd

Yeah I definitely think he should’ve come back especially with a new coordinator coming in. I know he had a strong second half, but with potentially Nate Yarnell as the starter and hopefully a modern era coordinator, his numbers could’ve gotten better, but I wish him luck.

T Vax
T Vax
3 months ago
Reply to  Kelvin Byrd

I don’t think he would have any better situation if he returned to Pitt, bad blocker and inconsistent route runner/jogger and that can’t cut it at the next level

he has some talent and the NFL does pay for WR’s but my guess is his laziness will do him in, except maybe compared to Diontae Johnson maybe he’ll be just fine with limited or no effort on some plays 🙁

kevin
kevin
3 months ago

Really??? Who is giving this man advice? He may get a NFL practice squad deal at best.
Great guy, but very delusional. Good luck.
H2P!

On Campus Stadium Please
On Campus Stadium Please
3 months ago

He had no room or role for next year on the team. duzz and the 412 said thanks but no thanks

Rollo
Rollo
3 months ago

Not a big loss. Still upset with him for dropping that pass in the end zone last year against the vols. Not a fan of always going to the portal. If that’s the case why even recruit. Believe that the young guys will see an opportunity and step up.

Menotyou
Menotyou
3 months ago

Fine with me. He bailed out crossing the middle against the zone alot this year. I hope he went to class.

Adam
Adam
3 months ago

Greg Lee agrees with this decision.

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