As the NFL Scouting Combine continues in Indianapolis, Kenny Pickett’s biggest fan is sending him support from afar.
Taking to Instagram on Thursday, Pickett’s fiancée Amy Paternoster shared a few encouraging words about the Pittsburgh quarterback.
“Absolutely killing it!! So proud of you @kennypickett02,” Paternoster wrote alongside a photo of the 23-year-old on her Instagram Story, adding, “Lookin good too ;).”
Pickett and Liberty’s Malik Willis are regarded as the headliners in this year’s draft class of quarterbacks, despite the group being dubbed the worst since 2013. Although Pickett’s small hand size — 8 1/2 inches, to be exact — has sounded some alarm bells, an NFL talent evaluator recently sang the New Jersey native’s praises.
“Pickett is a proven winner who should be a good starter for a long time, so he should go first,” the evaluator recently told The Post.
Pickett wrapped his senior year at the University of Pittsburgh by throwing for 4,319 yards, 42 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. He also led the team to its first ACC title this past December with a win over Wake Forest.
“I think knowing how to win is key. That’s the No. 1 thing at this position,” Pickett previously said. “And all my hard work over the years culminated in that last season. It wasn’t an overnight thing. I didn’t wake up and all that fell into my lap. It was years and years of hard work with my teammates and coaches.”
Although it remains to be seen where Pickett will ultimately land, one thing is for certain: Paternoster will be by his side come this year’s NFL Draft, which will take place between April 28-30.
The young couple announced their engagement last month, less than a year after making their romance Instagram official. Paternoster, a fellow athlete and a Princeton University senior, gushed on social media at the time: “You are my everything: my other half, my best friend, my soulmate. I promise to always be by your side – to always laugh with you, support you, and love you more each and every day.”
Pickett added on his own Instagram page in January, “You make me a better person and I could not imagine life without you. I love you more forever and always!!”