Michael Pittman Jr. arrived at the combine as one of the most-productive wide receivers in the entire class, and definitely one of the most productive at the combine.
At 6’4 and 223 pounds, Pittman already checked a lot of the boxes for scouts when it came to size and length. The biggest thing Pittman needed to do was show that he wasn’t just a jump-ball receiver who would be pigeon-holed into a specific role in an offense. He needed to show that he could do it all, and it starts with being an all-around athlete.
Pittman succeeded in showing-off some unexpected agility and even nailed what scouts were hoping for in his forty-yard dash. A 4.52 isn’t blazing by any means but it still shows there’s enough giddy-up in that big body.
His 4.14 short shuttle was probably his most impressive performance as he ranked second among the entire position while his 6.69 3-cone drill made him one of only four wide receivers at the combine to run under seven seconds.
Like PFF’s Austin Gayle echos below, Pittman definitely earned himself some money on Thursday evening.
USC’s Michael Pittman Jr. (6'4", 223) didn’t break Twitter like Denzel Mims, but he also put on a show.— Austin Gayle (@PFF_AustinGayle) February 28, 2020
40-Yard Dash: 4.52
Broad Jump: 121”
Short Shuttle: 4.14
Chart with upwards trend
Next up for Pittman is USC’s pro day that will be sometime next month. He may decide to forgo testing due to his performance in Indianapolis but there may be one or two tests he believes he could improve on in the coming weeks.