Pittsburgh's projected starting RT, redshirt sophomore Jaryd Jones-Smith, will miss the season due to a right knee injury.
NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter writes that Pittsburgh redshirt junior CB Lafayette Pitts "might be average in stature, but the NFL requires toughness and attitude at the cornerback position -- and Pitts has plenty of both."
Pittsburgh DC Josh Conklin believes his CBs need to play with "a lot of swag."
NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein ranks Pittsburgh junior RB James Conner as the No. 5 running back in the nation.
NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein ranks Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd as his No.1 wideout to watch in College Football.
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Pittsburgh redshirt junior CB Lafayette Pitts "has a chance to secure a draft pick with a consistent senior year."
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that "NFL scouts are skeptical about" Pittsburgh junior RB James Conner's "transition and role at the next level."
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that "there are similarities on film between" Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd and Philadelphia Eagles WR Nelson Agholor.
Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd's charge on DUI is expected to be formalized on Tuesday.
Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd was charged and arrested for DUI early Friday morning, according to Richie Walsh.
Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd is "a great all-around player who can makes plays anywhere on the field, both as a big-play threat and a reliable possession receiver," notes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.
NFL Media notes that "defensive coordinators and special-teams coaches have to account for [Pittsburgh junior WR Tyler Boyd] in four different ways."
Pittsburgh HC Pat Narduzzi's "already got an offense that can hold its own within the ACC, and he’s been charged with fixing what his specialty entails: the Pitt defense," notes the Sport Quotient.
ESPN's Matt Fortuna argued that Pittsburgh will be the most improved ACC team that had a losing record last year.
ESPN's Jared Sanker believes Pittsburgh junior RB James Conner will be more productive in 2015 because quarterback Chad Voytik "should present more of an aerial threat to complement the ground attack."