Ok, Ok, I have jumped on the Pitts bandwagon but not because of the defensive players but because I have him as the third-best overall prospect in the entire NFL draft. Florida tight end Kyle Pitts is a dynamic playmaker with the ball in his hands and takes a lot of attention when the play is not designed for him.
The term generational has been thrown out there but I was cautious before I used that term on Pitts. His Pro Day numbers were good enough to make even the most inexperienced scout drool all over themselves over Pitts but his measurables are apparent when watching film.
Prospects usually have great combine numbers but rarely put it on film while playmakers on film sometimes put up underwhelming numbers that hurt their draft stock. Pitts displayed rare film and workout numbers which makes me feel that if he is there at ten, you have to select him.
For those who say the team doesn’t need a tight end, I have to say I originally agreed with you but my team-building approach from 2021 to five years from now made me change my mind.
Yes, the offense would look crowded entering the 2021 season but could look different after the season ends. Pitts makes me feel like he could be the bridge to what is looking like a mass 2022 exodus. Tight end Blake Jarwin felt like he was about to explode in this offense but tore his ACL and the team will no doubt bring him along slowly.
The reason for taking their time with Jarwin would have to do with the surprising performance of tight end Dalton Schultz. Not only did Shultz step up when Jarwin went down but he probably priced himself out of Dallas with that performance. I would not be surprised if a team offered him good money after this season.
Jarwin felt like he was ready to carry the torch but truthfully, he has not done it as a starter in this league. What looks like a position of strength could easily become a liability. Although those two individuals do an Ok job of blocking, Pitts is almost on the same level as a blocker as the two presumed starters.
Pitts blocking ability is best described as getting in the way and losing slowly. Pitts is a slim 250 pounds which means adding good weight to his frame certainly wouldn’t affect his pass-catching ability. That weight will only help him become a complete tight end with rare pass-catching ability.