1) Kyle Pitts TE/Atlanta Falcons ADP 9.07
Without a doubt my top player in this year’s actual NFL draft Atlanta Falcons rookie Kyle Pitts is maybe the most talented tight end we have seen come into the league. His measurements alone at 6’6″ 245 pounds are impressive, but then you have to factor in a 4.44 40 time, which is better than Larry Fitzgerald (4.61), Antonio Brown (4.56), and equal to Justin Jefferson.
That is absurd.
Take a moment and re-read that. 6’6′, 245 pounds, and this man ran a 4.44 40 yard dash. Kyle Pitts is what happens if prime Jimmy Graham and Darren Waller had a magical tight end baby.
This man isn’t just going to be an in-line blocker, you best believe that the Falcons know what they have and plan on moving him everywhere he can be moved to and he will wreak havoc on opposing defenses.
Out wide, in-line, part of a stack, it doesn’t matter, the talent is almost too good to fail. Draft him in the ninth if you want, but if you miss out don’t say I didn’t warn you. Pitts profiles as a top 10 tight end immediately and has significant top 5 upside.
Tight ends usually take some adapting to the NFL life, so I don’t expect him to unseat Travis Kelce and Darren Waller just yet, but everyone else is fair game. Guys like Gronk, Hunter Henry, and Evan Engram are going ahead of him, let them go and reap your bounty with Pitts.