Pitt’s Lewis, Baldwin & Hynoski Could Declare For Draft

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pitt beat reporter Paul Zeise wrote in his blog that three Pitt Panthers are considering entry into the 2011 NFL Draft.

The players are running back Dion Lewis, wide receiver Jon Baldwin and fullback Henry Hynoski.

Zeise noted that former head coach Dave Wannstedt told Lewis he would be a third-round pick.

Baldwin, a junior, finished the season with 810 yards and five touchdowns on 52 receptions. During his sophomore season, he compiled 1,111 yards and eight touchdowns on 57 receptions.

Scouts Inc. doesn’t have Baldwin projected in the top 32, but he could be a first-round pick with a stand-out NFL Combine performance.

The NFL Scouting Combine will be held Feb. 23 through March 1 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

Depending on the outcome of the collective bargaining negotiations, there is a chance the NFL Draft could be delayed or may not happen at all. The NFL owners opted out of the current CBA, which expires in March, and the NFLPA is planning for an owners’ lockout.

If the draft does proceed as previously planned, the first round will be held on Thursday, April 28 at Radio City Music Hall. The second and third rounds will be on Friday and rounds four through seven will happen on Saturday.

  • tom

    i think all three of them should wait &see who new coach is since the nfl still might have lockout

  • Alec Baldwin

    Baldwin has to be the most overrated player in NCAA. He has all the tools, but no brains, and no real college success. If he enters the draft I guarantee he washes out after 2 years of failure

    • Rodger Mike

      You never been so wrong my friend,He is the sleeper of the Draft and probably one of the top ten WR in college football.Remember he had no QB this year.

  • PittAlum

    Zeise’s source of this information is from a mother of one of the players. The info on Dion and Henry was private, because they were still on the fence as of last week, but Pitt is taking too long to name a head coach. If Bradly had been hired, Dion may have stayed, still might, but Pederson’s ego has again taking over and the choice of a coach is dragging out longer than it should – so Pitt will loose overall. JB is another story and everyone knew that he would go.

    This mom gets a kick out of blabbing and seeing headlines created from it. DW may have given Dion his opinion, but Dion sought the opinion of many others too and there was also an official draft evaluation done. Her own son is going too but she didn’t mention that, although he’s a senior so its not a big deal.

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