Baylor S Jalen Pitre is a unique prospect for the Texans

Jalen Pitre is an anomaly.

It’s difficult to discuss the Baylor defensive back because we don’t see many players like him. A ball-hawking, hard hitting safety from the smallest school in the nation’s most defensively-ridiculed conference? Pitre was the Big 12’s only defensive 2021 Associated Press All-American on defense and he earned it.

Pitre had an excellent senior season that included 75 total tackles, three sacks, five forced turnovers and seven passes defended over the course of 14 games in addition to an astonishing 18.5 tackles for loss. The fifth-year senior has an absolute knack for making plays behind the line of scrimmage and has shown off incredible versatility during his tenure at Baylor, making quite the intriguing and difficult to evaluate draft prospect for NFL scouts.

Scotty Swingler from 247Sports’ BearsIllustrated discussed one of the most interesting safeties in this year’s draft. He took a moment before addressing the incredible play on the field to discuss the loyalty that has made Pitre a legend amongst Baylor fans

No player has more fan respect in Waco than Jalen Pitre, known as “the one who stayed. Pitre originally committed to Baylor in 2015 when the football program was under Art Briles; at the time, the 2017 Baylor recruiting class was shaping up to be its best ever. Upon Briles’ firing amidst a sexual assault scandal, the entire 2017 class decommitted, including Minnesota Viking and Texas A&M four-year starting quarterback Kellen Mond. The entire class, that is, except Jalen Pitre, who never wavered from his commitment to the Bears despite the turmoil surrounding campus and the football program. As a true freshman he earned a starting linebacker position on first-year coach Matt Rhule’s defense, in large part due to his leadership traits and integrity on and off the…


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