December 9, 2016

People Are Talking: Antonio Pittman, RB, Ohio State

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Year: Junior Height: 5’10 Weight: 207 40 Time: 4.40 Stats: NCAA

BSMW GAME DAY BOARD (as of 3/31/07) – Rank: 59th Mock Median: 50.6 (3 mocks) Lo: 43 Hi: 59 Most Frequent: N/A

BSMW SUMMARY (as of 3/31/07)

The profiles see Pittman as a north-south inside runner who hits the hole quick and hard, with good run vision, balance and cutbacks. Enough speed to break it if he hits daylight. He’s thought to be a respectable pass protector as well. The word is, though, that Pittman might be a little small to play the power game on the next level, where he may struggle on the inside against stronger pros. As usual, people would like him to get bigger without losing quickness and speed. Until he does, there will continue to be doubts as to whether he can handle a full workload in the pros. Though the profilers say he has good hands and some natural receiving talents, he has not been used that way, and can’t be considered a threat in the passing game. The profiles claim he is not flashy or exceptional in any one area, and he may have gotten beat out if he had stayed for his senior season at TOSU. The mocks place him somewhere in the 40-60 area. The Pats worked him out in Columbus in March, and though there seem to be other more attractive prospects for this role, he may be a candidate to pair with Laurence Maroney in a two-back rotation.

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