Pitt guard Bryce Hargrove declared for the 2021 NFL draft on Saturday, and while he is a promising prospect, there has been little buzz around him. But that could change in the coming months, as it was revealed on Monday that he had accepted an invitation to the College Gridiron Showcase.
An all @ACCFootball selection on the offensive line.— The College Gridiron Showcase (@CGSAllStar) December 14, 2020
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The College Gridiron Showcase is a postseason all-star event that will take place in Fort Worth, Texas, from Jan. 17 to Jan. 21. And down in the Lone Star State, Hargrove will join Pitt cornerback Jason Pinnock, who previously announced he would participate in the event.
Hargrove’s decision to take part in the event represents a step in the right direction, as his draft stock is in need of a boost. The 6’4”, 320-pound guard is not rated among the top players at his position by ESPN or CBS Sports. That is worrisome for an interior lineman, as even the top players in that position group don’t tend to come off the board in the early rounds.
Over the last three years, the Akron native played in all 38 of Pitt’s games and was a force in the middle of the offensive line. He was especially effective with Pitt center Jimmy Morrissey, as the two allowed just one sack in the entire 2019 season.