The Atlanta Falcons drafted a future Hall of Famer in Florida tight end, Kyle Pitts.
Pitts was a monster last season at Florida, tallying 12 touchdowns and 770 yards on 43 receptions. He put on a show against the SEC all season in 2020 and proved that he was a first-round talent.
He is a proven red-zone target that will be a massive boost to the Atlanta Falcons red zone scoring.
Last season, the Atlanta Falcons were among the league’s worst red-zone offenses, and the addition of Pitts will help to solve those problems. At 6-foot-6 and 245 pounds, having a player at that size will be a problem for every team that he faces. He has the size and skill set to be the best tight end in the league and could be a future Hall of Famer.
In the Atlanta Falcons two tight end systems, Kyle Pitts and Hayden Hurst will thrive
The duo of Pitts and Hurst will light a fire under the offense in this new system. Matt Ryan very well may have the best season of his career given the weapons he has on offense. Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, Kyle Pitts, Hayden Hurst, Russell Gage, and a revamped running game to hand off will help Ryan prove that he is still among the NFL’s best quarterbacks.
Hurst had a great 2020, finishing the year with 571 yards six touchdowns. He proved he can be a viable weapon for Ryan and the addition of Pitts will prove to be a dynamic duo for the offense.
Having a new offensive scheme allows for Hurst and Pitts to be utilized in different ways that allow both player’s skillsets to shine.
Kyle Pitts will benefit from the weapons around him.
With the number of weapons around him, Pitts should thrive. As a rookie, he may not draw much coverage initially, which will allow him to run deep routes and slant routes for big gains. Once he starts drawing more coverage, then that will allow other receivers and Hurst to run open easier.
There are no negatives to this selection, and if everything plans out, the Atlanta Falcons may have just drafted themselves a future Hall of Famer.