Draft Profile: TE Kyle Pitts, Florida

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Pos: TE
HT: 6’6″
WT: 240
Class: 3JR
College: Florida
DOB: 10/6/00

2018: 11 games. 3 rec, 73 yards, 1 TD
2019: 13 games. 54 rec, 649 yards, 5 TDs
2020: 8 games. 43 rec, 770 yards, 12 TDs
Misc. Stats.

Accolades: 2019 First-team All-SEC, 2020 First-team All-SEC, 2020 John Mackey Award

Injury History: Suffered a concussion in 2020.

History: Four-star recruit from Philadelphia. Prepped at Archbishop Wood in Warminster, where he played both ways (Defensive End) and led his team to an 11-2 record, and State Championship. Participated in the 2018 Under Armour All-America Game.

Strengths: Great length. Blazing speed, ran a 4.46 40 at his pro day. Fluid, like a Wide Receiver. Physical in traffic. Good hand usage to gain separation. Very physical and has a great understanding of positioning. Boxes out defenders like a power forward. Went up against top level competition and came out on top. Mismatch problem for defensive coordinators. Can line up anywhere in the offense. Great hands, catches the ball well away from his frame. Quick to locate the ball. Elite catch radius. Has special teams experience.

Weaknesses: Still learning as a route runner. Not a full timer in-line blocker right now. A little thin framed (if you consider him a tight end). Lunges and whiffs too often as a run blocker. Too easy to rip and shed.

Overview: It’s silly to put a position in front of Pitts’ name, because he’s just a playmaker. He can be split out wide, in the slot, or used as an in-line blocker. A great offensive mind will find plenty of ways to use him. Unlike a lot of tight ends coming out, he can be used right away, due to his versatility. He’s a stud,

Evaluation based on. South Carolina 20′, Ole Miss 20′,

Draft Projection: Top 10 Pick

Draft Grade: 7.14

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