Kyle Pitts
Florida tight end Kyle Pitts is an absolute freak. The man is a unicorn and I’m not sure there’s ever been a tight end with more NFL potential. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Have you watched the Florida Gators this year? If not, make sure that’s the first thing you do on Saturday. Tight end Kyle Pitts is the star of the show and worth the price of admission. Pitts can be described with one word – freak. I truthfully cannot remember the last time there was a collegiate tight end better than Pitts, who has the potential to be an all-time great in the NFL.

Last week against Ole Miss, Pitts put on an absolute show. Eight receptions on nine targets for 170 yards and four touchdowns. Pitts is the best mismatch weapon in college football. It’s not hyperbole; it’s the truth.

The Philadelphia native is a unicorn. Pitts checks in at 6-foot-6, 240, and blazing speed for the position. They don’t make tight ends like this. They don’t exist. Before the season, I comped Pitts to Raiders tight end Darren Waller. The truth of the matter is that comparison is disrespectful. Pitts is way better and more polished at this stage of his career.

A year ago, Pitts’ numbers weren’t super flashy. As a Sophomore, Pitts notched 54 receptions for 649 yards and five touchdowns. It was also a Florida offense that watched four wide receivers move on to the NFL level. Pitts is now the main guy in this offense, and he’s showing his talent with a high target share.

I can’t remember a tight end in my life that truly belonged in the first round. George Kittle and Travis Kelce are fantastic, but those guys fell to the middle rounds. Often, teams have reached for players like Eric Ebron, TJ Hockenson, Hayden Hurst, and Brandon Pettigrew. Players that had no business going in round one but teams got desperate.

Pitts doesn’t just belong in the first round. The man is a unicorn and a generational tight end prospect that likely belongs in the top-10 of the 2021 NFL Draft. I can’t remember the last time I saw a tight end that big and move that well. I’m not sure how you cover the guy.

Kyle Pitts is my tight end 1 for the 2021 NFL Draft. Pat Freirmuth and Brevin Jordan are excellent players, but Pitts is an absolute freak show. Get your popcorn ready because the Gators tight end will continue to put on a show the rest of the year.

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