Feb
04
2021

Draft Profile: Kyle Pitts

Kyle Pitts

Florida-TE

6’6”, 238 Pounds

Strengths:

  • Size
  • Speed
  • Athleticism
  • Smooth Route Running
  • Solid Hands

Weaknesses:

  • Blocking
  • Strength

Pitts is a big and athletic tight end. He is a match-up nightmare in the middle of the field. Also, he has the speed to separate from linebackers in zone or man, while he’s able to use his size advantage against defensive backs. Finally, he has a wide catch radius which makes him a valuable target on third down and in the red zone.

Pitts stands out as a premier target and a big-play weapon. His quickness and play-making ability also make him a threat after the catch. Pitts can separate and has a knack for breaking tackles with quickness and power. With this combination of skills, Pitts is dangerous in all three levels.

Pitts is a willing blocker, but not very good at it. He doesn’t mind getting his hands-on defenders but lacks the strength to be more than just a pest for defenders. Also, he appears unsure at times, which leads to poor leverage and hand placement.

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In 2019, Pitts showed he is a consistent target in the Gators’ offense. He had one of his best days against the soon to be National Champion LSU Tigers pulling in five catches for 108 yards. Pitts ended the season with 54 catches for 649 yards and five touchdowns.

Pitts had a monster season in 2020. To start the season, he was able to haul in eight receptions for 170 yards and four touchdowns. He followed up his week one performance with four catches for 57 yards and two touchdowns. In the SEC Championship game, Pitts had seven catches for 129 yards and a touchdown. He only played in eight games this season but was able to put up monster numbers. He finished the season with 43 receptions, 770 Yards, adv 12 touchdowns.

The best fit for Pitts will be a team that is willing to use their tight end and move him around. The team will be able to use him lined up in-line, in the slot, or even as an H-Back in the backfield.

Pitts has solidified his position as a top 10-15 pick in this draft.