Details: The insight comes from Zak Keefer (The Athletic), who adds that Pierce is “flashing” game-changing ability and “doesn't look out of place with the starters.”
- Keefer: “Pierce is an obvious athlete. He’s fast. He climbs the field well and has no problem squeezing some space from the defender. But what’s jumped out most is his ability in the air… you can feel his basketball and volleyball background… Pierce has a great way of controlling his body as he ascends, then stays calm through the catch. The sideline/end zone toe-tap could become a staple of his game.”
Pierce in 2021: Pierce caught 52 of 82 passes (63.4%) for 873 yards and 8 touchdowns at the University of Cincinnati last season.
Pittman: Pittman had a big practice on Wednesday — he apparently caught six passes during team drills, with at least one of them coming against Stephon Gilmore. Keefer writes: “Any reservations of Pittman taking a step back in Year 3 should be squashed, and quickly. He’s going to be better.”
Pittman in 2021: Pittman caught 88 of 129 targets (68.2%) for 1,082 yards and 6 touchdowns with Carson Wentz at quarterback last season.
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