Kyle Pitts is a good option, but doesn’t fill a need
ESPN NFL Draft expert Todd McShay has posted his latest mock draft and he has the New York Giants going with an offensive player in the first round. The player that he has the Giants selecting is Florida tight end Kyle Pitts.
Here’s what McShay wrote about the pick:
With the top three wide receivers and top two cornerbacks off the board, filling those needs would mean significant reaches for the Giants here. Offensive line could be in play, as could the edge rush. But if Pitts is still there at No. 11, it’d be really hard for New York to do anything but add the 6-6 speedy and versatile matchup nightmare. Giants tight end Evan Engram has missed 14 games over four years and will be a free agent after next season. In the meantime, the Giants could enjoy a fantastic duo at tight end — Pitts is versatile enough to play with Engram and be moved around the formation — and provide quarterback Daniel Jones with a playmaker.
If the Giants are in a spot where the top three wide receivers are off the board, I don’t have a problem with them taking Pitts at 11. But if there’s a top edge rusher available, that would be a better move for New York.
I know that Even Engram wasn’t great this past season, but tight end is not a huge need for this team right now. The Giants have way too many more pressing needs than to take a tight end at 11.