Kyle Pitts needs to be the pick for the Atlanta Falcons

Dec 19, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Florida Gators tight end Kyle Pitts (84) catches the ball against Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Brian Branch (14) during the first quarter in the SEC Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 19, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Florida Gators tight end Kyle Pitts (84) catches the ball against Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Brian Branch (14) during the first quarter in the SEC Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /

Kyle Pitts is a generational player, the Atlanta Falcons must take him with their Top 5 selection.

The draft buzz is in full swing for the Atlanta Falcons, and the rest of the NFL. With the 49ers’ blockbuster trade for the third overall pick, it makes it apparent that quarterbacks will go first, second, and third overall.

The Falcons have the first pick that could go many different ways.

There are definitely differing opinions among Falcons fans, about who they should or what position they should take with their fourth overall pick. Many are also hoping for a trade down. There is definitely an argument for any one of these opinions, but the team must take the second-best player in this draft, and that is Kyle Pitts.

There are many opinions around the draft world on whether or not you should draft the best player available, or by team needs. Fontenot has already stated they will draft by best player available, and Pitts would no doubt be that.

Trevor Lawrence and Kyle Pitts are the two best players in this draft. They are both once-in-a-lifetime players. You cannot pass on that.

Rarely do you see a man standing at 6’6″, 245 pounds, with his type of athleticism?

At that size, it is hard to imagine that he ran a 4.44 40 yard dash. It is downright insane.

To put that into context, Julio Jones is listed at 6’3″ and 220 pounds. Pitts has 3 inches and about 25 pounds on Jones. Julio only bested Pitts in the 40-yard dash by .05 seconds. Pitts is simply an animal.

Kyle Pitts is the perfect addition to the Falcons new scheme

When you first watch Arthur Smith’s offense from the past couple of years, one thing is apparent, he loves to deploy multiple tight ends. During the 2020 season, the Titans ran plays out of 12 personnel on 35 percent of their plays.

This was tied for the league lead.

So for those people saying that we already have Hayden Hurst, that argument is not valid. Smith would love to have two excellent tight ends on the team. The Atlanta Falcons could line up with Julio, and Ridley on the outside, and Hurst and Pitts inside. That would be a nightmare to stop.

Kyle Pitts posted a near-perfect 96.2 receiving grade for the Florida Gators, in 2020, according to Pro Football Focus – meaning he was simply unstoppable.

Pitts simply fits into what the Falcons want to do perfectly.

He will create an absolute matchup nightmare, especially in the red zone. Julio and Ridley would benefit so much from Kyle Pitts. The opposing defense would have to decide who to double, and that is simply a lose-lose situation.

Kyle Pitts adds immediate value to the Atlanta Falcons

I see a lot of people arguing that the Falcons need a quarterback for the future. They definitely have a point, but when you look at the best quarterbacks in the league, virtually none of them came from top five picks.

Guys like Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes, and Tom Brady did not come from a top-five pick. The Falcons can address quarterbacks in the future when it is more of a need.

Matt Ryan is here to stay for this year and probably future years.

To take a player in the top five who would sit for a couple years is not a good idea. Yes, it would allow them to groom under one of the greatest, but passing on a prospect like Kyle Pitts would haunt you for years.

Pitts would make an immediate impact and would help you win more games now, not in three years.

He is a player that the Falcons can lineup inside, and motion him outside or vice versa. He would provide the team with an unstoppable weapon, who can be used in so many scenarios. Matt Ryan would have a generational pass-catcher to add to his arsenal.

It seems unlikely that Hayden Hurst will be here past next year, or even past this year. Pitts will not only help you now, but he will fill a huge need down the road.

Couple that with the fact that Julio’s days in Atlanta could be numbered, and Pitts is dynamic enough to fill part of the hole that Julio would leave. He is highly versatile and could mask some holes that could be there down the road. This is a perfect pick for the present and the future of the Atlanta Falcons.

Kyle Pitts recently told the media that it seems like the Atlanta Falcons are taking a hard look at him.

If this is indeed correct, that would make him the first tight end was taken in the top five, in NFL history. Don’t let that scare you away from wanting him, however. There is a first for everything, and he would prove the doubters that say a tight end isn’t worth that high of a pick, wrong.

His efficiency with the Gators was unparalleled. He recorded zero drops in 2020 and consistently made the most difficult catches.

Recent history shows that Kyle Pitts could take the Falcons to the top

When you consider the past Super bowl contestants, what is one thing they have in common? Dominant tight ends.

Gronkowski helped lead the Buccaneers and Patriots to Super bowls, the Chiefs have Travis Kelce, the 49ers have George Kittle, and the Eagles had Zach Ertz during their Super Bowl run. These are all dominant tight ends, who helped their teams get to the biggest game.

Tight ends are becoming more and more a part of the dominant offenses we have now, and those dominant offenses are usually the ones who make the Super bowl. Zach Ertz, Travis Kelce, and George Kittle have all recently broken single-season tight end records.

It is evident that having that go-to tight end is becoming ever more important.

Like everyone always says, the great tight ends are too big for defensive backs and too fast for linebackers. Kyle Pitts takes that to a whole new level, he will be too fast for most defensive backs and too big for almost all linebackers. What is there not to love about him?

This tweet from Pro Football Focus sums it all up:

He is bigger than Calvin Johnson, longer arms than Calvin Johnson, and similar speed to the new Hall of Famer. Passing on Pitts would be like passing on Calvin Johnson.

He would add to an offense that has the talent to make a super bowl. Sure, he doesn’t help fix the defense, but the 2016 Falcons didn’t make the Super bowl off of defense, neither have the Chiefs the past two years.

The Atlanta Falcons are staring at a perennial all-pro player, you cannot pass that up.

It doesn’t matter whether the Falcons take Pitts at pick four, or if they trade down a couple spots and still try to get him. He is the type of player that you cannot pass upon. Much like the Jaguars cannot pass up on Trevor Lawrence, the Falcons should feel the same about Pitts.

Watching Pitts go to work with Julio, Ridley, and Hurst would be a thing of beauty.

Matt Ryan still has the ability to take the Atlanta Falcons to the top. Why not make him even better with a once-in-a-lifetime type player. Pitts could put this offense back into the history books.

There is a lot that can happen between now and the draft, and even during the draft. Whatever happens, happens but I would put my money down that Fontenot would be kicking himself in five years if he doesn’t take this beast with his first pick as a general manager.

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