Colts offensive coordinator lauds rookie Michael Pittman Jr. for ‘great hands’
The Indianapolis Colts selected wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. in the second round (34th overall pick) of the 2019 NFL Draft. It appears he is already impressing his new coaching staff.
According to Kevin Hickey of Coltswire.com, Indianapolis offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni is lauding Michael Pittman for his “great hands.”
“Yeah, we go work him out when he goes through the draft process and see him catch, but it’s really comforting to see how strong his hands are and how good his hands are,” Sirianni told reporters last week. “He has great hands. As we all know, the major requirement for that position is being able to catch a football, and Michael sure can do that.”
“He’s a big man. He’s big,” said Sirianni of Michael Pittman. “You see him in that pre-draft work – obviously, this year was a little different because you couldn’t go out as much – but you see him at the combine, this and that, but you don’t realize he’s a big man. That’s obviously been my first impressions.”
It should come as no surprise at all to anyone that Michael Pittman is already making a strong first impression. He showed off incredible talent while at College at USC, and many people are expecting big things from him in the NFL.
Michael Pittman is known for his size (6’4″, 223 lbs) to go along with solid athleticism. The fact that he looks to be a polished receiver with great hands already just add to his potential.
The sky is the limit for the rookie. And with Philip Rivers as his quarterback to begin his career, things could get off to a hot start for Michael Pittman.