Seahawks’ freak athlete only player who matches Falcons’ Kyle Pitts stature

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The Falcons 2021 first-round pick had an incredible debut season, breaking multiple franchise and league records on his way to a rookie Pro Bowl appearance. And despite the slow start to the 2022 season, only two catches for 19 yards in each of Atlanta’s two games, Kyle Pitts will surely break out at some point.

The highest drafted tight end in NFL history is just too special to be held in check the entire season. He’s a physical freak, made in a laboratory. At Florida’s Pro Day, the 6’6″, 245-pound monster ran his 40-yard dash in a remarkable 4.44 seconds, recorded a 10’9″ broad jump and a 33.5-inch vertical leap. But the most impressive measurement had to be his wingspan, which is over 83 inches and longer than any other wide receiver or tight end that has been measured at the NFL combine in the last 20 years. However, the Seahawks have an equally impressive freak athlete as Kyle Pitts.

Seattle’s rookie cornerback Tariq Woolen stands 6’4″, weighs 205 pounds with a 67 1/4″ wingspan, and ran a 4.26 40-yard dash. Not only is he a workout warrior, but the production on the field matches. Woolen played 34 coverage snaps against the Broncos in Week 1, allowing zero catches on three targets, good for a 39.6 passer rating. And through the team’s first two games, Woolen has only allowed three catches for 37 yards on seven targets.

The UTSA product also blocked a field goal against the 49ers in Week 2, which Mike Jackson returned for the Seahawks only touchdown of the day. Woolen showcased that blazing speed when he chased Deebo Samuel down from the opposite side of the field after a 51-yard gain. He might be one of the few players in the NFL that can match Kyle Pitts’ combination of size and speed.

Like many of the Falcons receivers, Drake London is also a big-bodied player. Regardless of Atlanta’s offensive approach, Woolen will match up well with whichever wideout he covers. He looks like the real deal.

Photographer: David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire

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