Will the Dallas Cowboys even have a chance to draft Kyle Pitts?

Florida Gators tight end Kyle Pitts (84) (Photo: Brad McClenny-USA TODAY NETWORK)
Florida Gators tight end Kyle Pitts (84) (Photo: Brad McClenny-USA TODAY NETWORK) /

The Dallas Cowboys currently have the 10th overall pick in this year’s draft. As a result, they should be able to select one of the best prospects coming into the league.

One name that the Cowboys would probably love to draft is Kyle Pitts from the University of Florida. Pitts is even considered to be a generational talent according to NFL .com’s Lance Zierlein.

It would likely be difficult for any team to pass on the former Florida star. Standing at 6-foot-5, 245 lbs, he is arguably the best non-quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft. Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network even went on to rank Pitts as the second most talented player in this draft. 

Furthermore, Pitts’ speed is something that teams probably love most about him. At Florida’s Pro Day, the former four-star recruit ran a 4.44 40 yard dash. His unofficial 40-yard dash was faster than Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, who posted a 4.50 last season.

Pitts also recorded an 83 3/8 wingspan at his Pro Day, according to palmbeachreport.com This is said to be the longest wingspan of any wide receiver or tight end in the last 20 years. His long frame could allow for excellent blocking and spectacular catches.

Will Kyle Pitts fall to the Dallas Cowboys?

With Pitts having a dominant Pro Day, this likely means Dallas will not have a chance at selecting the former Florida tight end. Although the Cowboys have met with him (per my interview with Kyle Pitts), it would be a major surprise if he fell.

Teams like the Atlanta Falcons have shown interest in Pitts, according to Falcons Wire. It remains unknown what the Falcons will do with their pick, but they could very well choose to give more weapons to quarterback Matt Ryan.

Also, the Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, and Carolina Panthers could all select the superstar tight end with their respective picks. With these three teams trying to build around their young quarterbacks, this could be a disadvantage for the Cowboys.

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If Pitts is there at 10, the Cowboys will possibly select him. He would arguably be the best available player still on the board and could make the offense even more dangerous. However, it appears that it is a long shot he falls to Dallas. Before their pick at 10, there are likely four or more teams wanting to give their quarterback a weapon like Kyle Pitts.