Shortly after the University of Pittsburgh fired coach Dave Wannstedt, one of his top player’s said he’s done at the school as well.
Wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin says he’ll forgo his senior season and enter the 2011 NFL draft.
Baldwin is a 6-foot-5 playmaker with legit NFL talent, although if he wants to convince NFL coaches that he’s the kind of player they want on their teams, he may need to re-think the comments he makes to the media. Baldwin ripped Pittsburgh’s quarterback in an interview with NFLDraftScout.com, criticized the coaching staff’s use of him in 2010 and said he worried a new Pitt coach in 2011 would be even worse.
“Heck yeah I’m leaving,” Baldwin told the web site. “It can only get worse. They had me running a lot of deep routes [this year] and yards were hard to come by. I barely ran intermediate routes; it felt like they were purposely trying to disrupt my draft stock.”
Baldwin’s comments feel like he’s purposely trying to disrupt his own draft stock.