Kyle Pitts already considered a top TE in the NFL, and he should be

Former Florida Gators tight end Kyle Pitts was the No. 1 player in the 2021 NFL Draft. He may not have been selected No. 1 overall, but only because the quarterback position will always be valued higher than the tight end position. However, Pitts was the first non-quarterback selected in the draft when the Atlanta Falcons took Pitts No. 4 overall.

The Falcons were an excellent fit for Pitts, and he will be joining an already loaded offense. Atlanta has future Hall of Famer Julio Jones and rising star Calvin Ridley at wide receiver, Hayden Hurst at tight end, Mike Davis at running back, and former NFL MVP Matt Ryan at quarterback.

Being surrounded by talent like that will be a big reason Pitts will win Offensive Rookie of the Year. Ryan may be getting older, but he is still extremely talented and can sling the rock. It will be a lot of fun to see the Ryan to Pitts connection in 2021.

We are not the only ones hyping up Pitts this year, as the well-respected Pro Football Focus website released their tight end rankings entering the 2021 NFL season on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. The top three tight ends were what you would expect, Travis Kelce, George Kittle, and Darren Waller.

Who was No. 4 on that list?

Kyle Pitts.

Pro Football Focus had this to say about Pitts being ranked the No. 4 overall tight end in the NFL before ever taking a snap:

“This may be early for a player who has yet to take an NFL snap, but it’s a reflection of the caliber of prospect Pitts is coming out of Florida. He’s just different.

Pitts has an absurd catch radius at 6-foot-6 with 33.5-inch arms, and he pairs that frame with high-end speed and rare cutting ability at his size. Those measurables helped lead to a 96.1 receiving grade this past season at Florida. The Falcons’ decision to pair him with Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley in Arthur Smith’s new offense poses a difficult challenge for defensive coordinators in the NFC South. “

While some of you may feel that having Pitts ranked that high makes no sense, I am entirely on board and agree with the ranking. There has never been a tight end prospect to enter the NFL as good as Pitts.

Pitts is a rare prospect, and the excitement for his NFL career is real. Before he was even drafted, NFL executives believed that Pitts was the most likely prospect from the draft to become a Hall of Fame player.

At Florida, Pitts was the best player on the field in every game that he played. He was unguardable and made some plays that you can’t even make in a video game. Sticking to that idea, Pitts is the player you make in a video game. A massive player with incredible speed that is unstoppable on the field.

Yes, he has not taken a snap yet in the NFL, but Pitts is 100% a top tight end in the NFL already.