After a redshirt season and a season backing up, Pitcock put together a big sophomore season for the Buckeyes. He posted career highs across the board, with 49 tackles, 7.5 for loss, with a pair of sacks. As a junior, his numbers dipped to 28 tackles, three for loss, with just one sack. Pitcock put it all together as a senior, with 36 tackles, 11 for loss, and eight sacks.
Pitcock is a great gap control defensive tackle. He is very strong, and has the ability to control a lineman and get off the block to plug running lanes. Along with his strength, his tenacity makes him a major force in the running game.
Pitcock lacks the mobility and big play skills to develop into a big time prospect, despite the sack numbers he put up this year. He is not a great athlete, and is not very agile, so he is limited to being a run plugger and playing in a confined area. For a straight run stopper, he may also need to pack on more weight to handle the beating at the next level of playing in the trenches.
Quinn Pitcock may never be a big playmaker, but he is a very solid defensive tackle. His ability to control his gap may make him a good nose tackle prospect. Anyone looking for help stopping the run in the second or third will take a long look at him.