Well, the answer to that question has been made and it’s Florida’s generational tight end prospect in Kyle Pitts. This is an excellent pick for the Falcons as Pitts is in the opinions of many including myself the best non-quarterback prospect in the entire draft.
At 6-foot-6, 245 pounds with a massive wingspan and a 4.44 40 yard dash he will come into the league as arguably the league’s most physically gifted tight end. The ceiling for him is arguably higher than any other prospect in the class.
Not only does he have a high ceiling, but the floor is very high for him as well, as there really aren’t any major weaknesses in his game. You never truly know in the NFL, but he is as close to a sure thing as you can possibly get.
He is an absolute matchup nightmare who can win on routes at any level of the field, can line up on the line of scrimmage as a tight end, in the slot, or even on the outside, and is a dream for any quarterback to throw jump balls to.
Not only does he have all the physical traits needed to succeed, but also the production at Florida. In just eight games, he managed to record 43 catches for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns. As impressive as those numbers are, just imagine the type of numbers he could have put up if he didn’t deal with injuries throughout the season.
There’s been some discussion about the Falcons trading Julio Jones, however, if they do decide to keep him with Calvin Ridley also on the roster this receiving core has to be considered the very best in the entire league.
Ultimately, Falcons fans should be stoked to add Pitts who is a can’t miss prospect with hall of fame potential.