Kyle Pitts could end up being taken in the top-10
We’re about two months away from the 2021 NFL Draft and of course we really don’t know where each player will be taken unless of course we’re talking about former Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah now has Kyle Pitts ranked as his third best prospect. Here’s what he recently wrote about the former University of Florida tight end.
Pitts is a long, lean tight end prospect with excellent speed, ball skills and production. He has lined up inline, flexed in the slot and split out wide. He runs routes like a wideout. The former Gator has burst off the line, sets up defenders and explodes out of the break point. He beat upper-echelon SEC cornerbacks on a weekly basis. He builds speed to separate down the seam and tracks the ball naturally down the field. Pitts has an enormous catch radius. He uses his speed to pile up yards after the catch. He showed tremendous improvement as a blocker in 2020. He fits up, doing his best to wrestle and stay attached. He will fall off at times, but the effort is there. Overall, Pitts is a unique talent with the ability to take over a game. He is the definition of a mismatch player.
The fact of the matter is that while Jeremiah has Pitts as his third best prospect, I can bet that every team in the NFL will have ranked in a different spot for the most part.
Even if Pitts drops to the New York Giants at 11, I don’t think taking him would help them very much. They would essentially be swapping out Evan Engram for Pitts.