Atlanta Falcons: Kyle Pitts is even faster than his 4.44-forty time

Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (8) Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (8) Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /

Months ago, before the Atlanta Falcons made Kyle Pitts the highest-drafted tight end in NFL history, Kyle Pitts took the field for the Florida Gators pro-day.

Safe to say, he broke the internet. He weighed in at 246 pounds while being six-foot-six, but what really blew everyone away was the fact that he ran the 40-yard dash in a blazing unofficial 4.44 seconds.

But that time should have and could have been faster……

Atlanta Falcons tight end, Kyle Pitts, is even faster than his 4.44-forty time. If he did not make an error, it would have been an even more ridiculous time.

The Atlanta Falcons selection of Pitts was basically set in stone after he put up that blazing time. How could they not select someone with his talent and production?

Take a look at the video of Pitts running his forty-yard dash, and it may be obvious to most what mistake he made.

The fastest point between two points is a straight line. Kyle Pitts did not run in a straight line, meaning that he took a few unnecessary steps during the forty yards.

To the average fan, this may not seem like a huge deal, but if he had gone in a relatively straight line, he may have run the distance in the 4.3’s. That would have seriously blown people’s minds more than it did.

The Atlanta Falcons have certainly seen his speed in practice thus far, and soon the fans will get to see him run on game day.

There is a difference between forty-yard dash speed and game speed, but Kyle Pitts still showed off blazing speed in college. He routinely torched defensive backs who should be able to keep up with him but were not able to.

Kyle Pitts will be the face of the franchise sooner than later. There has never been a tight end with his speed, size, hands, and highlight reel in NFL history. The Falcons were right to choose him so high in the draft, this guy is the definition of a once-in-a-generation talent.

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