The Reese's Senior Bowl is officially underway this week, and it didn't take very long for one prospect to draw comparisons to one of the best quarterbacks currently playing in the NFL.
Jim Nagy, the executive director of the Senior Bowl, compared Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett to Joe Burrow this Tuesday morning.
"He reminds me of Joe [Burrow]," Nagy said, via Ross Jackson of the Locked On Podcast Network.
This is the type of endorsement that teams interested in Pickett want to hear. If he's anything like Burrow, he should have success at the next level.
Some fans were concerned by the fact that Pickett didn't have his hands measured on Monday. Nagy, however, isn't worried at all.
"If you’re discounting Kenny Pickett because of a hand size measurement you’re wayyyyyy over-thinking it," Nagy tweeted. "Dude played five years in Pittsburgh weather, not Boca Raton."
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.
As of now, Pickett is projected to be a first-round draft pick. We'll see if he can boost his stock this week at the Senior Bowl.