Jason Pinkston Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'4 - 305 lbs.|
2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Jason Pinkston, OT, Pittsburgh
Pinkston has paved the way for some great rushers during his career at Pitt. The Panthers' ground game is not doing as well in 2010, but that is in part due to an inexperienced quarterback who is still working out the kinks in the offense. Seven games into the season, Pitt is the lone undefeated team in Big East play and the road to the BCS is going through Pittsburgh for now.
Pinkston is a good talent, but he lacks the traditional height and athleticism of a left tackle in the NFL. It remains to be seen if he is a better fit at right tackle or at guard at the next level. Since he is not a left tackle, he will not likely be a first round selection, but he should be gone by the end of the second round.
3/27 Update: Pinkston's lack of a position has made him slowly move down draft boards. He certainly is not a left tackle at the next level, but there are still questions about whether he can play at right tackle or is better off at guard. He has decent foot speed (which would make him a tackle), but his strength lends itself to a guard. Pinkston will find a spot in the NFL, but most teams are not prepared to use a second or third round draft pick on him.