Taking a tight end in the first round would be a mistake for the Giants
The New York Giants could go in many directions with their 2021 first round pick, but their two biggest needs are at wide receiver and edge rusher.
Anthony Treash of Pro Football Focus has released his latest 2021 NFL mock draft and he has an interesting selection for the Giants with them taking Florida tight end Kyle Pitts with the 11th overall pick.
Here’s a portion of what of what was written about Pitts.
Pitts generated a 96.2 PFF grade this year, more than five grading points higher than any other tight end and well above the previous record set by former FAU Owl and now-Cleveland Brown Harrison Bryant in 2019 (92.5). The Giants receiving corps was one of the worst in the NFL in 2020 — the selection of Pitts goes a long way toward changing that.
I know Evan Engram has his own problems when it came to dropped passes this season, but he still has another season left on his contract and adding another tight end would mean that the Giants would have to run a lot of two tight end sets and that doesn’t make sense for a team that needs to improve their passing game.
if the Giants are going to make their passing offense better they would be better off taking a receiver in the first round.