Scouting Report: Alex Officer, OC, Pittsburgh

Number: #63 | Hometown: Rochester, NY | Height: 6026 | Weight: 343 | Trainer: Parabolic Performance | Agent: Jordan Byrd

SCOUTING REPORT

One of the fiercest competitors manning the trenches, Officer has made his presence felt with a fiery demeanor, take charge attitude and relentless effort. At 350 pounds, he has impressed scouts with his agility and did a great job calling out pre-snap reads at the line of scrimmage during his collegiate career. Will need to beat him with speed, as it’s extremely difficult to gain leverage on him—he rarely ever allows a sack and shows impressive footwork when he wants to. The big man doesn’t always play to the whistle, could be energy conservation. However, if an opponent gives him the funny business, he seems to turn it up a notch. We saw this in an evenly contested matchup against Northwestern in 2016. Another example came during the 2018 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, where one of the most competitive one-on-one battles throughout the week featured him against LSU defensive tackle Frank Herron; a physical matchup that ended with Herron on his back. Those are just two of many examples, gotta love the nasty! The way he mans the middle and is able to move around at nearly 350 pounds makes him a massive body for defenders to get around and a luxury on short-yardage and goal line situations. This is a late day three or undrafted free agent prospect with the ability to start at the next level.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2017: Shifted from center to guard for his senior season…started all 12 games at left guard…finished his career with a streak of 46 consecutive starting assignments…for his career, totaled 51 games played with 48 starts.

2016: Started all 13 games at center…extended his streak of consecutive starts to 34 contests.

2015: After serving as Pitt’s starting center the season prior, Officer shifted to right guard as a sophomore and started all 13 games.

2014: Played in all 13 games, starting 10 at center…made his first career start on Sept. 13 at FIU following the season-ending injury to original starting center Artie Rowell a week prior at Boston College.

2013: Redshirted as a true freshman.

High School: A force on both sides of the ball at Eastridge, collecting 40 tackles on the defensive line while paving the way for two 1,000-yard rushers on offense…the top-rated offensive line prospect in New York according to Scout…New York State Sportswriters Association (NYSSWA) first team Class A All-State as an offensive lineman…his junior year, was an NYSSWA All-State pick on the defensive line…three-time All-Monroe County…two-time All-Greater Rochester…led Eastridge to a 17-2 record (.895) his final two seasons, including a 10-1 mark and the Section V Class A championship his senior year…rated the No. 6 overall prospect in New York by Rivals and Scout…played under Coach Chad Green…four-time Black Scholar Award recipient.

Personal: Alexander Sabin Officer, born 10/28/95, is the son of Alivia Gaskins…has one brother…social sciences major.

CAREER STATS

Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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