The Cleveland Browns traded away two sixth-round picks to the New York Giants to move up and select alumnus Jason Pinkston '06 in the fifth round of the NFL's annual draft at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday.
Pinkston played for fellow Baldwin alum Dave Wannstedt '70 at the University of Pittsburgh from 2006 to 2010 while Wannstedt was Pitt's head football coach. Wannstedt also played football at Baldwin and at Pitt. He is now an inside linebackers coach and assistant head coach with the Buffalo Bills.
Pinkston is a 6-foot-4, 317-pound offensive lineman who played mostly defensive line at Baldwin High. He is projected at three different spots on an NFL offensive line: left guard, right guard and right tackle.
The Browns made Pinkston the 150th player taken overall in this year's draft.
Pinkston said that he would spend the draft weekend with his family in and enjoy the moment with them, the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch's Josh Taylor reported earlier this week.
"At times, (my brothers) would say, 'No, you're not (playing in the NFL),' but now, they've been on board," Pinkston said. "I'm the baby (of the family). I always got what I wanted, so they always gave me a hard time about it. But now, I can't complain."
Read Taylor's NFL Draft preview .