Not that everyone didn’t already know, but Kyle Pitts proved just how freakish he is at Florida’s pro day today. The Falcons have been linked to Pitts in the past, and the former Gator should certainly be in play for Terry Fontenot with the fourth overall pick, who firmly believes in drafting the best player available. In a post-workout interview, Pitts said that he has had multiple zoom meetings with the Falcons’ brass and made plans to continue to communicate in the future.
The 6’6″, 245-pound freak ran his 40-yard dash in a remarkable 4.44 seconds, recorded a 10’9″ broad jump and a 33.5-inch vertical leap. However, the most impressive measurement had to be his wingspan, which is over 83 inches and is longer than any other wide receiver or tight end that has been measured at the NFL combine in the last 20 years.
Even though the Falcons need defensive help, the Kyle Pitts train continues to chug along. With those incredible measurables, teams have concrete numbers to base their evaluations off, which they didn’t really need. I think Pitts is the quintessential tight end for today’s NFL — able to play in every phase of an offense — and if someone like Kyle Shanahan or Arthur Smith got their hands on him, NFL defenses will be decimated for the next decade.
Smith is a tight end guru who has turned multiple players in Tennessee into stars. A receiving core with Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, Hayden Hurst, and Kyle Pitts is essentially unguardable. Staying in 1-2 personnel would force defenses to remain in their base personnel as two tight ends on the field threaten nickel packages in the run game. There are endless ways for Smith to attack defenses with those four at his disposal, and in an article recently, I named Pitts the best non-quarterback prospect.
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