Cowboys land Kyle Pitts in three-round 2021 NFL Mock Draft 3.0

Kyle Pitts #84 of the Florida Gators (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Kyle Pitts #84 of the Florida Gators (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /
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Florida Gators tight end Kyle Pitts
Florida Gators tight end Kyle Pitts. Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports /

Round 1, Pick 10: Kyle Pitts

• Tight End, Florida
• Height/Weight: 6’6″, 246 lbs

His stock is rising. You can’t deny it. If he wasn’t on your radar, he should be now.

The big question is the Miami Dolphins. After moving out of the third overall spot, the organization jumped right back into the top 10 by securing the sixth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Will Miami go wide receiver or tight end? Well, let me show you what happened in my mock draft and how it looked. Here are the first 12 picks in this version:

1 QB Trevor Lawrence – Jacksonville Jaguars
2 QB Zach Wilson – New York Jets
3 QB Trey Lance – San Francisco 49ers
4 CB Patrick Surtain II – Atlanta Falcons
5 OT Penei Sewell – Cincinnati Bengals
6 WR Ja’Marr Chase – Miami Dolphins
7 WR Jaylen Waddle – Detroit Lions
8 QB Justin Fields – Carolina Panthers
9 OT Rashawn Slater – Denver Broncos
10 TE Kyle Pitts – Dallas Cowboys ***
11 CB Caleb Farley – New York Giants
12 WR DeVonta Smith – Philadelphia Eagles

As you can see, the Dolphins elected Chase to fill the wide receivers group. Three quarterbacks went off the board immediately. Cornerback Patrick Sutrain II found his way to ATL, where he’ll be doing the Dirty Bird Dance.

And there you have it: Kyle Pitts falls down to the 10th spot for the Dallas Cowboys. The team secures another offensive weapon for Dak Prescott. The Cowboys surround Prescott with first-round picks in Ezekiel Elliott (RB), CeeDee Lamb (WR), Amari Cooper (WR), Zack Martin (OG), Tyron Smith (OT), and now, Kyle Pitts.

Pitts is 20-years-old. With the Flordia Gators, he played three seasons where he caught 100 balls for 1,492 yards and 18 touchdowns. He averaged nearly 15 yards a catch.

Pitts is an interesting prospect. Look, I won’t back down from my insistence that the Cowboys go defense in the first round. But Pitts is a rare player that doesn’t come around often.

If anything, his stock in the NFL will only rise as he settles into the league. He’s the type of player you circle on the board and watch as he shoots to the moon. So, is Pitts a Cowboy or will he become a foe?