Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts is going to break out in week two after a disappointing first week with Atlanta. Kyle Pitts made one key 4th down catch otherwise it was a very quiet debut for a player who is going to be in the running for rookie of the year.
While it has become a glorified quarterback award, Pitts, is a hybrid tight-end who is going to establish himself as an elite red-zone weapon and capable of taking the top off of any defense and that is going to start in week two.
Even against the Tampa Bay Bucs, a game that Pitts is going to take advantage of a compromised secondary and catch Tampa off guard. To be clear this is in no way an upset prediction, only a prediction that week two is when Pitts finds his footing.
In a tight game, the Atlanta Falcons will lose despite Kyle Pitts highlight reel of plays
This matchup is perfect for Pitts, the Bucs secondary is still trying to figure itself out and doesn’t have a favorable matchup with the tight-end. Matt Ryan is going to look for targets beyond Calvin Ridley to emerge and his first choice will be Kyle Pitts.
An opportunity Pitts is going to take advantage of in what will be a game that starts Pitts season of establishing himself as a top ten tight-end in the league.
Matt Ryan is going to have to trust his rookie and put the ball up for him this season. Pitts is often open even when it appears the coverage is blanketing him. Put the ball up and let him go up and get it as you would have in Julio Jones’ prime seasons.
While comparing him to a future Hall-of-Famer may seem a bit extreme it is a legitimate comparison when talking about Pitts catch radius and his ability to elevate over DB’s and take it away. A skill that is going to be on display in week two.