Atlanta Falcons: Kyle Pitts is the game changer Atlanta has needed

Atlanta Falcons helmets on the bench Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
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As we wrote about a month ago, the Atlanta Falcons made NFL history by selecting tight end Kyle Pitts out of the University of Florida.

Kyle Pitts gives the Atlanta Falcons an additional weapon that they have not had at the tight end position since Tony Gonzalez joined the franchise more than a decade ago. New head coach Arthur Smith will have an entire arsenal of talent at his disposal and will be able to keep opposing defenses guessing with all the formations and plays the offense will be able to run.

If you need an idea of just how good this Falcons offense could be, go back and look at what the Patriots with Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski.

The Atlanta Falcons now have the best offense in the league.

As of this moment, the Atlanta Falcons will trot out Calvin Ridley, Julio Jones, Hayden Hurst, Mike Davis, and Kyle Pitts. The offense now becomes a pick your poison for opposing defenses.

When the New England Patriots ran out two tight end sets with Tom Brady, they lead the NFL in scoring, yards per game, and yards per play. While Matt Ryan isn’t a 33-year-old Tom Brady, he is still good enough to lead the weapons on this offense to 40 points per game.

New general manager Terry Fontenot stuck to his guns and took the best available player when the Atlanta Falcons were on the clock Thursday evening. Other than Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence who went first overall to the Jaguars, Pitts was the best player in this draft and the Falcons got a steal with him staying on the board long enough to get to pick number four.

While this franchise still has a long way to go, drafting Kyle Pitts tonight was a big step in the right direction for Fontenot and Smith as they look to turn Atlanta around and bring the city its first Lombardi Trophy.

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