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Jackson selected by Buffalo in NFL Draft’s seventh round

Former Pitt cornerback Dane Jackson earned a grade of 5.99 at the 2020 NFL Combine.

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor

April 25, 2020

Former Pitt defensive back Dane Jackson was selected 239th overall in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft on Saturday by the Buffalo Bills.

Jackson works out at 2020 NFL Combine

Former Pitt cornerback Dane Jackson earned a grade of 5.99 at the 2020 NFL Combine.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

March 2, 2020

The 2020 NFL Combine is in the books, and for former Pitt cornerback Dane Jackson, little has changed. 

Qadree Ollison: Next in line

Former Pitt tailback Qadree Ollison escapes a shoestring tackle during the ACC Championship game.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

June 29, 2019

Qadree Ollison ran rampant in his final season as a Panther, guiding his team to its first ever Coastal title. Now he’ll look to add even more firepower to an already loaded Falcon offense.

Seven Panthers find post-draft NFL opportunities

Dewayne Hendrix, pictured here sacking Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley in 2017, was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent. (Photo by Wenhao Wu / Assistant Visual Editor)

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

Shortly following the draft, seven undrafted Panthers received NFL opportunities.

Atlanta adds Qadree Ollison in 5th round of NFL Draft

Pitt running back Quadree Ollison (30) was drafted with the 152nd overall pick by Atlanta in the 2019 NFL Draft.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 27, 2019

Former Pitt running back Qadree Ollison was drafted with the No. 14 pick of the 5th round, the No. 152 overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, by the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday afternoon. Ollison was the first Pitt player taken in this year’s draft.

Take 5: This is March

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) makes a pass against the Oakland Raiders on Dec. 9, 2018, at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.

By Staff

March 7, 2019

It’s expected for you to be excited for March Madness, but while you’re waiting for Selection Sunday, don’t overlook the conference tournaments. You never know when the No. 16 seed will upset the No. 1 seed.

The Pitt News NFL Mock Draft 1.0

Duke redshirt junior quarterback Daniel Jones (17) at October’s matchup with Pitt.

By Adin Link, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

With the NFL draft just around the corner (sort of), The Pitt News breaks down how the first round will shake out.

Panther pride: O’Neill, Whitehead and Maddox’s journeys to the NFL

Avonte Maddox was taken by the Philadelphia Eagles 125th overall in the fourth round. He served as a team captain during his senior year at Pitt and was awarded the University’s Panther Award, for best promoting Pitt Athletics through outstanding athletic achievement. (The Pitt News File Photo)

By Trent Leonard | Senior Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

Pitt’s 2018 NFL Draft selections — offensive lineman Brian O’Neill, safety Jordan Whitehead and cornerback Avonte Maddox — all share common skills that made them appealing to professional teams — positional diversity and exceptional speed. Had these athletes played for different college teams, they may ...

7 Pitt players find NFL homes in free agent deals

Wide receiver Quadree Henderson will join former teammate James Conner at Heinz Stadium this fall, after being selected in a post-draft free agency deal. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

By Hannah Schneider, Joanna Li, and Trent Leonard

April 29, 2018

Only three Panthers were selected in this year’s NFL draft, starting in round 2 with Brian O’Neill. After the Vikings picked O'Neill, Tampa Bay chose Jordan Whitehead in the fourth round. The Philadelphia Eagles then chose Avonte Maddox with the 125th overall pick. The seven Pitt players in the dr...

Minnesota Vikings pick Brian O’Neill 62nd overall in NFL Draft

Offensive lineman Brian O'Neill will play with the Minnesota Vikings after being selected 62nd in the NFL draft. (TPN File Photo)

By Trent Leonard | Senior Staff Writer

April 27, 2018

It took nearly two rounds, but the Pitt football team finally saw some recognition in the NFL Draft Friday night when the Minnesota Vikings selected offensive lineman Brian O’Neill with the 62nd overall pick. This is the culmination of a successful three-year career with the Panthers for O’Neill, whe...

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