Falcons: Kyle Pitts favorably ranked by those within NFL

Falcons Kyle Pitts is tackled after a short gain.
Falcons Kyle Pitts is tackled after a short gain. /

There have already been a couple of these articles written on Blogging Dirty about a couple other Atlanta Falcons making ESPN+’s rankings of each individual position decided by NFL execs, coaches, and players. The two other players were A.J. Terrell and Grady Jarrett.

This time they ranked the top ten tight ends in the NFL and, unsurprisingly, a certain Atlanta Falcons star made the list.

Falcons TE ranked as a top-five tight end in the NFL by those in the league

Kyle Pitts is the future of the Atlanta Falcons, they used the highest pick a team has ever used on a tight end for a reason. Many called him the best tight end prospect that the league has ever seen and it is certainly hard to argue that.

He had a great rookie year as he recorded 68 receptions for 1,026 yards, but only one touchdown. He recorded the second most receiving yards by a rookie tight end in NFL history.

He and Cordarrelle Patterson were basically the offense for the Falcons last year and those within the NFL recognize Pitts’ greatness.

Here are the full rankings by ESPN:

  1. George Kittle – San Francisco 49ers
  2. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs
  3. Darren Waller – Las Vegas Raiders
  4. Mark Andrews – Baltimore Ravens
  5. Kyle Pitts – Atlanta Falcons
  6. Dallas Goedert – Philadelphia Eagles
  7. T.J. Hockenson – Detroit Lions
  8. Dalton Schultz – Dallas Cowboys
  9. Dawson Knox – Buffalo Bills
  10. Hunter Henry – New England Patriots

It is awesome to see Pitts ranked within the top five as he is considered to be among the elite players at his position.

The interesting part about his rankings is that this is not the highest he has ranked on this list. His highest was right after he was drafted as he was ranked as the third best tight end, all before he even played a snap in the NFL.

It isn’t like he was a disappointment in his rookie year, but he somehow dropped on this list. Guess they decided to chill out a little bit on the hype.

Here is a quote from an unspecified NFL coordinator:

"He’ll be in that Waller and Kelce class after next year, he doesn’t even know what he’s doing yet — wait until he figures it out."

That should get you excited, an NFL coordinator is claiming that a tight end who put up 1,000 receiving yards doesn’t even know what he is doing yet. Without a doubt, Kyle Pitts has one of the brightest futures of any player in the NFL.

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