Piscitelli has been one of the better safeties in the Pac 10 since his sophomore season. In 2004, he had 54 tackles, four for loss, and five interceptions on the year. As a junior, his numbers were virtually identical with 53 tackles, three for loss, and four picks. Piscitelli closed out his career with his best season, with a career high 75 tackles, three for loss, a sack, and five interceptions.
Piscitelli has all the athletic gifts to play safety in the NFL. He has excellent size, is a good athlete, and has the speed to cover a lot of ground on the field. He is at his best in coverage. He uses his size and athleticism to cover his man, but he also possesses great ball skills. He has 28 passes broken up and 15 interceptions in his four year career with the Beavers.
Piscitelli does not play up to his size. He is not afraid to come up to the line in run support, but heís not as aggressive as he is as a cover man. He does not use his size to his full advantage, and isnít as strong as you would think for a safety with his size.
There is a lot of elite talent at the safety spot this year, and a lot of questions after that. Piscitelli is in the second tier group that could be in position to be the next guy taken after the top five safeties.