NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah updated his 2021 NFL Draft board on Tuesday, and it included some surprise names in the top five.
Well, they weren’t really a surprise if you’ve watched them play. Instead, they were surprises because they aren’t quarterbacks.
Here are five takeaways from Jeremiah’s top 50 list.
Kyle Pitts is changing the narrative on TE valuation
Pitts checked-in at No. 3 overall on Jeremiah’s big board, and while that’s exceptionally high for a tight end in any draft year, it’s an accurate spot for Pitts and what he’ll mean to an NFL offense in 2021 and beyond.
I recently evaluated Pitts’ game here, and as of now, he’s my highest-graded non-quarterback in the class. There’s a good chance he’ll finish the process in our top three or four overall, too.
Pitts is more of a wide receiver than a tight end, and he’s the biggest physical mismatch of all the pass-catchers in this year’s class. It won’t be long before Pitts is among the NFL’s elite tight ends.