Football Scout 365 2021 College Football All-Offensive Team And Offensive Player Of The Year
Our Offensive Player Of The Year Is Pitt Panther QB Kenny Pickett Kenny Pickett has risen from an average level starter to an elite level championship-winning college quarterback. Pickett arrived at Pitt in 2017 as a 3-star recruit with Pitt, BC, and Temple as his top offers. Pickett would start all 14 games of the 2018 season where he would lead Pitt to its first-ever ACC coastal division championship, and from there, he would not relinquish the starting spot as Pitt QB. 2021 Breakout Season, Pickett Used Free Covid Year To Return in 2021, And It Paid Off Since he arrived in 2017 at Pitt, Pickett has thrown for 12,303 total yards, 81 TD's to 32 INT's. From 2017 to 2020, Pickett amassed 7,984 passing yards, with 39 TD's and 25 INT's. In 2021 alone, he maxed out his potential, throwing for 4319 yards, 42 TD's and 7 INT's. In his previous four years, his QBR averaged 124.5; in 2021, his QBR is 165.3. Pickett is also a mobile player who has rushed for 801 yards and 21 total TD's in five seasons at Pitt. Kenny Pickett Becomes Pittsburgh Panthers All-Time Leader In Pass Yards And Pass TD's After returning for his 5th year of eligibility due to the free Covid year, Pickett surpassed Alex Van Pelt for the most passing yards in Pitt Football history and Dan Marino for the most passing TD's in Pitt football history. Pickett would also break the single-season passing yards and TD's record. Kenny Pickett Has Elevated His NFL Draft Stock In 2021 Click Here to View Full NFL Draft Profile The Football Scout 365 All Offensive Team QB Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh See above analysis RB Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State The Wake Forest Transfer arrived at Michigan State and was immediately impactful in 2021. Walker, a Heisman candidate, is a dynamic player who rushed for 1800+ yards and 18 TD's in 2021. RB Hassan Haskins, Michigan The nation's leader in rush attempts converted into a first down against eight or more defenders in the box (34), Haskins is the engine that drives the Michigan offense. WR David Bell, Purdue Big game Dave, all he does is produce in big moments. 624 of his 1286 yards as a receiver came against a top 25 opponent. Bell is also a 1st round level receiver heading into the 2022 NFL Draft. WR Skye Moore, Western Michigan A sure-handed receiver who leads the nation with only one drop, Moore amassed 1256 yards, 10 TD's, and ranked 2nd nationally in forced missed tackles (21). Moore is moving up NFL Draft boards. WR Jameson Williams, Alabama The Ohio State transfer left because Columbus's WR room was too crowded, landing 4th on the depth chart. He headed to Tuscaloosa and became WR1. In 2021, he has snagged 68 catches for 1548 yards (2nd) and 15 TD's (2nd) WR Jordan Addison, Pittsburgh The nation's leader in TD catches, Addison is Kenny Picketts WR1. TE Trey McBride, Colorado State The nation's top TE in receiving yards with 1100+, he is a sure-handed TE, a great route runner, and an excellent blocker. His draft stock in many corners of the scouting world is as high as it gets. OT Bernhard Raimann, Central Michigan Raiman has been a constant in the Central Michigan offense as a dominant run blocker and pass protector in 2021. He had nine blown blocks on the season, 1% of his total 867 snaps. IOL William Dunkle, San Diego State Dunkle is a giant at 6-5 330; the 2023 eligible draft prospect is a dominant interior run blocker for an Aztec offense that ranked 3rd in the Mountain West in rush yards in 2021. IOL Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa Linderbaum is a dominant run blocker at the center position and is the top-rated center prospect entering the 2022 NFL Draft. IOL Andrew Vorhees, USC At 6-6 320, Vorhies is a dominant interior run and pass blocker who can play guard and tackle. He is a guy to watch heading into the 2022 NFL Draft. OT Darian Kinnard, Kentucky At 6-5, 345 lbs, Kinnard is the staple on a Kentucky offense that likes to run the football. He is a highly regarded run and pass blocker who is garnering more attention ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft.