High school: The 6-foot-1, 205-pound rising senior from Waco, Texas, is widely expected to be selected in the first half of the first round next month. At the NFL scouting combine in February, Pitre was one of four safety prospects to earn a trip to the medical area. At the combine, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds, placing him third among safeties, and had a Vertical jump of 41 inches, the best among the DBs.
Why he might be a late-first-round pick: In interviews at the combine, Pitre explained how he aims to “help the team win the game” by returning and making plays.
Why he might not be a late-first-round pick: He turned down a scholarship offer from TCU to play for Baylor’s Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) squad. In high school, he took an offer from the Waco Jesuit program, which is part of the Blue Valley Sports Conference, to join the Cougars’ FBS team. He wanted to preserve as much NCAA eligibility as possible and prefer a Waco FBS program.
Scouting report: With Clemson graduate transfer Shaun Wade on the Browns’ roster, the team appears to have a few bigger questions at the safety position. While that is considered a weakness, a future Brown likely can make his presence felt in coverage and just barely can be classified as a strong safety, which the Browns do not have a player who has played that position.