New York Giants: Could Big Blue Select Kyle Pitts?
Kyle Pitts is one of the most intriguing prospects in the entire 2021 NFL Draft. He is a tight end from the University of Florida. Pitts could go in the top-10 or top-15. Would he be drafted by the New York Giants 11th overall?
Well, the New York Giants need receiving help for Daniel Jones, their quarterback, especially on the outside. If guys like Devonta Smith, Ja’Marr Chase, and Jaylen Waddle for some reason are all off the board, this is the route they could go here.
Kyle Pitts has tremendous hands. He runs amazing routes and Kyle Trask’s production dropped, the quarterback for Florida, when Pitts was out of the lineup.
Pitts would be a major upgrade over tight end Evan Engram, but the Giants do not plan on moving on from him this offseason.
Kyle Pitts would be a nice target down the seam for Daniel Jones. Pitts can also lineup on the outside for the New York Giants, if he was selected by them. Kyle Pitts going to the New York Giants is going to be rumored a lot and also placed in mock drafts also.
He caught 43 passes for 770 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns. Pitts maybe the best tight end prospect coming out of college since Rob Gronkowski out of the University of Arizona over a decade ago.
Gronkowski is the best tight end who ever lived and he currently plays with Tom Brady on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Those two won three Super Bowls together with head coach Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.
Maybe head coach Joe Judge could find his version of the Tom Brady-Rob Gronkowski duo in Daniel Jones and Kyle Pitts.
Pitts will be the heartbeat of a tight end room on an NFL team. He is going to be a matchup nightmare for opposing defensive coordinators moving forward.
Pitts over Engram?
Kyle Pitts would be a good fit for the New York Giants. He would fit the culture just fine. Pitts is a competitor each and every single play. He is also a better blocker than Engram currently is.
General manager Dave Gettleman should trade Evan Engram, even though he was a pro bowler, and replace him with Kyle Pitts.
Pitts is the anti-Evan Engram when it comes to work ethic and making plays.
When you play tight end at the NFL level, you have to block like an offensive lineman and you have to catch like a wide receiver. Engram struggles to do both. His bad play led to various turnovers by Daniel Jones last season.
Pitts has better hands and is also a better blocker than Engram is currently. With three months to go until the NFL Draft begins, this is going to be speculated and rumored a lot. Kyle Pitts is by far the best tight end prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft. There will be a major dropoff at the position after he is taken off the board. I don’t recall a tight end ever going in the first round. At least none went as high as a top-15 pick.
There is a lot of evaluation that has to be done on him between now and the NFL Draft. I am sure a lot of New York Giants scouts, along with other NFL scouts, will be keeping a close eye on him, in order to get him on their respective football team.
Kyle Pitts would be a very nice option for the New York Giants at tight end for the 2021 season and potentially beyond. If they draft him, they need some outside wide receivers in free agency, when it begins in March.
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