Kyle Pitts is already a bonafide superstar and garners praise from opposing players and coaches alike every time he steps on the field, quickly becoming one of the most dangerous pass catchers in the NFL. And just recently, Robert Saleh gave him one of the coolest compliments I’ve seen thus far.
“He is a create-a-player on Madden,” Saleh said via Scott Bair of the Falcons’ official website. “That’s exactly what you would look like. He’s going to be a dynamic football player for a long time. Anytime you get a chance to see just different avatars, they’re just different. When you get a chance to go up against those guys, it’s looks different, it feels different, and it elevates, and it just teaches you a few things.”
Many times, fans and analysts will characterize someone as a create-a-player on Madden, but it actually rings true with Kyle Pitts. He was literally made in a lab to play football. More so than any other tight end, Pitts was deadly on the boundary because of his remarkable combination of size and speed; he actually ranked FIRST among all WIDE RECEIVERS in yards per route run on the boundary.
Falcons veteran defensive coordinator Dean Pees has to face Pitts every day in practice, so nobody knows how difficult covering Pitts is than him.
“Ugh,” Pees said. “What is he? Is he a wide receiver, is he a tight end? The thing about him is now is, he’s blocking pretty well. It used to be, ‘hey, he’s just a wide receiver, he may be in the tight end position, but he’s just a wide receiver.’ But he’s actually blocking pretty well. So, it’s a real challenge. It’s a pain.”
And to inflate his ego even more, Pitts was likened to two of the game’s best tight ends by Pees.