• Miami
  • Miami Hurricanes
    Signed - 12/20/2023

Booker Pickett Jr.

  • Pos Edge
  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 205

Prospect Info

  • High School Wharton
  • City Tampa, FL
  • Class 2024
  • Signed

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Scouting Report

Evaluated 02/09/2023

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting

Reminds Us Of

Chris Rumph II Los Angeles Chargers

A dangly speed rusher that's full of juice. Racked up 60 sacks his first three years at the varsity level including 30 as a junior. Size hasn’t been verified in a while, but is believed to be over 6-foot-3 and carrying roughly 205 pounds. Obviously, will need to add some mass moving forward, but bloodlines suggest that shouldn’t be much of an issue as dad played defensive end at Miami while his uncle was an NFL defensive tackle. Terrorizes opposing offensive linemen (and quarterbacks) with an elite first step. However, isn’t one that just wins with his get-off as he’s already well-versed in a few different pass rushing moves and can swim/rip his way around the edge. Ability to dip and bend is extremely encouraging at this stage in his development. So is the fact that he understands backside pursuit and is constantly trying to produce negative plays. Biggest question moving forward will likely surround his future position/role. Seems destined to tack on muscle and settle in as a “Jack” linebacker in a 3-4 front, but might be able to eventually put his hand in the dirt and operate as a wide 9 in a 4-3 look depending on how his body fills out. Regardless, should be viewed as one of the top pass rushers in the 2024 cycle, and has the production to back that up. NFL upside.

H.S. Athletic Background

Also plays basketball.
2024: Totaled 4 tackles (2.5 TFL), 2 QBH and a FF in the Under Armour All-America Game before tallying 1.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks and an INT in the Polynesian Bowl.
2023: As a senior, credited with 66 tackles (23 TFL) and 16 sacks. Also blocked 3 field goals and a punt. Helped Tampa Wharton make Florida’s 3M playoffs for the second-straight year.
2022: MaxPreps Junior All-American. Totaled 56 tackles (16 TFL) and 30 sacks, which ranked 3rd in the state according to MaxPreps. Also credited with 2 PBU and a FR.
-Andrew Ivins


  • Booker Pickett

    DE at Miami from 1994-96.

  • Ryan Pickett Uncle

    DL at Ohio State that was selected 29th overall by the St. Louis Rams in 2001. Won Super Bowl XLV with the Green Bay Packers and also spent a season with the Houston Texans.

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66 23 16 -
56 16 30 4
60 17 22 3
67 5 8 1
249 61 76 8
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