Kyle Pitts looks like the top tight end in the 2021 NFL Draft
The one and only NFL Draft OG himself Mel Kiper Jr. has released his latest mock draft and he has the New York Giants using the 11th overall pick on Florida tight end Kyle Pitts.
Here’s what Kiper wrote:
Quarterback Daniel Jones cut down on his turnovers and showed some improvement in Year 2, but he still averaged only 6.6 yards per attempt. Even when he gets time to throw in the pocket, he doesn’t have a consistent downfield threat (though Darius Slayton was a nice fifth-round find in 2019). At 6-foot-6, Pitts has the size/speed traits to line up out wide, in the slot or next to an offensive tackle. And he showed off his ability after the catch by averaging 17.9 yards per reception with 12 touchdowns. Pitts is not a traditional tight end, but he’s a skilled offensive threat. And with Evan Engram on the roster, too, the Giants would have two of the most athletic — and versatile — tight ends in football.
I don’t understand why so many people have the Giants taking Pitts in their mock drafts. I know Evan Engram isn’t perfect, but he’s serviceable right now and grabbing someone like Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle would make a lot more sense for New York’s offense.