Justin K. Aller
Pitt defensive end T.J. Clemmings has moved to the offensive line in an effort to help shore things up there a bit.
It will be surely be a bit of a work in progress, but the good thing is that Clemmings actually has a bit of offensive line experience from his high school days, according to Rivals. The fundamentals should be there and even if he doesn't become a starter, he'll add some much-needed depth to the unit.
The move also could even help his pro prospects. Unless he had an unbelievable senior season at defensive end, he likely would not have been selected in the NFL Draft. But if he is successful in the transition to an offensive lineman, he can really offer a bit of versatility to prospective teams. Instead of only being sought after by franchises needing offensive linemen, those needing defensive linemen could look to his three years of experience there as well.
There's no guarantee, obviously, that a player without much of a track record so far in college will even get a sniff of the NFL. But in the end, it's a move that should benefit both Pitt and Clemmings.