WATCH: Florida TE Kyle Pitts is exactly what NFL teams covet

October 28, 2020

It’s probably unfair to call pass-catching tight ends a trend in modern NFL offenses anymore. It’s now the expectation. Offenses that are the most difficult to defend usually have a tight end who lines up more as a receiver than a traditional big-bodied blocker and even the tight ends who catch and block well are usually recognized more for their receiving chops than anything else.

The 2021 NFL draft will feature an elite pass-catching tight end prospect, Florida’s Kyle Pitts, who at this point in his development profiles as a guy who’s unlikely to ever be confused as one of the game’s better run-blockers at the position. But who cares. He’s a surefire first-round pick who will immediately become a featured part of any offense he joins come Sundays next fall.

Pitts has 17 catches for 274 yards and seven touchdowns in just three games this season and is making plays consistent with what we see from top-shelf wide receiver prospects.

Check out his dominant performance last month against Ole Miss, for example:

Pitts will be the first tight end drafted in April because of his ability to put points on the board. In fact, there’s a chance he could be the first skill player picked (non-quarterback). Sounds crazy, I know.

Pitts is that good. And teams will value him in the first 15 picks of Round 1.

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