2 – Kyle Pitts
Florida tight end Kyler Pitts going to Dallas is a hot topic off the field and I cannot understand why. The draft is about acquiring the best talent but NFL talent evaluators use it as their primary source to fill the gaps in their club as best as they can.
That is fine as long as you are not drafting strictly for need while leaving top-end talent on the board. The Dallas Cowboys have needed defense for years yet Kyle Pitts is where everyone is putting their foot down and saying enough is enough.
I agree with drafting defense as long as projected superstars aren’t available. The team drafted defensive end, Greg Ellis because they needed pass rush yet let Hall of Fame wideout Randy Moss slip through their grasp.
It is also fascinating that the Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, and the Detroit Lions fielded a worse defense than the Dallas Cowboys yet big media has zero issues with those franchises drafting Pitts yet it is mostly negative national news when the Dallas Cowboys mention his name.
The Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, and Carolina Panthers were all just a hair better than the Dallas defense are also Pitts landing spots that are also in the top ten and ahead of Dallas. Carolina’s defense ranked 18th while Dallas finished in the 23rd spot.
Most people that make mistakes often replay that moment in their minds and vow to never make the same mistake again. I am sorry to report but if Pitts is available, he is more than likely going to be the selection.
How many people would have crucified this team if they took LSU pass rusher, K’Lavon Chaisson, instead of wide receiver Cedee Lamb last year? Chaisson had one sack last season for Jacksonville while Lamb looks like he will be a Pro Bowl wideout for a long time.
So why don’t I have him as the top overall selection? The answer to that question solely rests on availability as I don’t think that Pitts makes it to the tenth spot. If the team decides to trade up then that is their prerogative but if he is available at ten, I take him over every other prospect in this draft.
Without looking, who is the second-best tight end in this draft? Pitts is so unique that comparison’s in this draft haven’t even been brought up because he is so far ahead of all of the other prospects.
While you google that name, just know that the teams draft analysts’ more than likely have scouted Pitts just as much as the top defenders because some talent cannot be replicated. Pitts would put Dallas over the moon but I think there is a player that has a better chance of being at ten.