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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: TE Kyle Pitts


Positional ranking: #1

Big Board ranking: #3

 

Overview

Position: TE

College: Florida

Class: Junior

Age: 20

 

Measurables

Height: 6’5 5/8”

Weight: 245 lbs.

Arm length: 33 1/2″

Hand size: 10 5/8″

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 4.44 sec.

Vertical jump: 33.5″

Broad jump: 129.0″

Bench press: 22 reps

3-cone drill: 7.12 sec.

Short shuttle: 4.30 sec.

 

Strengths

Elite athleticism. Extremely smooth as a route runner. Crafty and patient. Understands spacing and timing. Great hands. Tremendous size and knows how to use it. Trusted target down the seam. Dominant in scoring territory. High points the ball and wins in traffic. Top-end speed at tight end. Glides in the open field. Mismatch nightmare. Too big for defensive backs and too athletic for linebackers. Shouldn’t be able to get in and out of breaks as easily as he does at his size. Excellent acceleration and stop-start ability. Tracks the ball at a very high level. Dangerous after the catch. Can use a stiff arm to keep defenders away. Experienced and productive lining up all over the formation. Uses combination of footwork and size to win with inside releases at the line of scrimmage. Quick release both out wide and in-line. Very capable and willing as a run blocker. Effective on down blocks. Above average in pass protection. Dominated top competition in the SEC.

 

Weaknesses

Could be better separating from physical coverage at the top of routes.

 

NFL comparison

Darren Waller

 

Conclusion

Overall, Pitts is a flat-out mismatch nightmare in the passing game with elite size, athleticism, and receiving skills. Especially considering he will be a very effective blocker on Day 1, Pitts is worth a premium selection and should be the focal point of an NFL offense.

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Nick
Nick
2 months ago

Top 5 pick for a TE maybe?

SECrules
SECrules
2 months ago

Yes definitely improved as a blocker this season. All around stud

NFLVince
NFLVince
2 months ago

Love this player.

Nate
Nate
2 months ago

Nice

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