Pat Freiermuth Drafted No. 55 Overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2021 NFL Draft

By Vincent Lungaro on April 30, 2021 at 8:55 pm
Pat = NFL bound
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One of the best tight ends in Penn State history, Pat Freiermuth became the latest Nittany Lion to hear his named called in the 2021 NFL Draft. Freiermuth was selected No. 55 overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round. 

Injuries ended his final collegiate season a little earlier than he would have hoped, but the Massachusetts native's stock remained high throughout the draft process. 

He was named a First Team All-Big Ten selection in 2020 and a Second Team All-Big Ten choice in 2019. 

Freiermuth burst onto the season his freshman year, becoming a security blanket for Trace McSorley. He collected 26 receptions his opening campaign in Happy Valley for 368 yards and eight touchdowns. 

He followed that up with 43 catches for 507 yards and seven scores in 2019, and was well on his way to another highly productive 2020. He finished with 23 receptions for 310 yards and a touchdown. 

Pat should become an instant weapon for the Steelers.