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AFC Executive Has Blunt Comment About Kenny Pickett

Kenny Pickett warms up before a game.

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 30: Kenny Pickett #8 of the Pittsburgh Panthers warms up before the game against the Miami Hurricanes at Heinz Field on October 30, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)

This year's quarterback class isn't considered one for the ages, but Kenny Pickett from Pitt has been labeled a first-round prospect by many scouts.

With the NFL Draft just six days away, an AFC executive shared their thoughts on Pickett. Let's just say they're not excited about Pickett's potential in the pros.

"Just his demeanor, coming away from center, how he handled everything, Pickett was the most impressive. He was the biggest guy, strongest stature -- he just felt like a quarterback," an AFC executive told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. "But then your concern is the arm. There's nothing special about it. What's he going to look like when he's getting his ass f---ing blitzed and having to throw off-platform, and he has to win with his arm only? He's mobile enough. He can move, he's not lot like a statue. If you had to have a m-----f----- play right now, it's Pickett, but he doesn't have any goddamn upside."

Pickett finished his Pitt career with 12,303 passing yards, 81 touchdown passes and 32 interceptions. He also had 801 rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns.

If some teams don't believe Pickett has that much room to grow as a quarterback, they might consider players like Matt Corral or Malik Willis over him.

For now, Pickett is firmly in the mix to be the first quarterback taken off the board.

The first round of the NFL Draft will start at 8 p.m. ET on April 28.