Much like teammates Rob Rolle and Ethan Greenidge, Brandon Hitner didn’t need to wait for long after the NFL Draft ended to find a new home.
Hitner is headed for the west coast, signing on with the Los Angeles Rams.
Hitner saw limited action in his first few years with the Wildcats, even redshirting upon arrival. A local product out of Garnet Valley (Pa.), the 6-foot-6, 305-pound offensive lineman has made the most out of every opportunity handed to him. During his time at Villanova, he’s bulked up 65 pounds over the four years.
He started to see some playing time in the rotation of offensive linemen as a redshirt sophomore, but ultimately became a key member of the O-Line as a full-time starter over his final two seasons.
Hitner impressed during Villanova’s Pro Day, catching the attention of scouts with his performance in various drills. His vertical jump and broad jump measurements would have been among the top-five marks for offensive linemen at the NFL Combine. His three-cone drill time would’ve been top-10. He is a versatile lineman that can play the tackle and guard positions, which also makes him more appealing at the next level. Only time will tell what his role will be in the NFL.