3. Kyle Pitts
Including Kyle Pitts in this list is less about Kyle’s future in this league and more about his future with the Falcons. If you’re Pitts how can you not be quietly frustrated with how your second season in the league went? Pitts is a team player evidenced by his willingness to improve as a blocker and consistently be overthrown when he was open.
The season-ending with what was an arguable cheap shot from the Bears added to what was a frustrating second season in the league. If you’re Pitts quietly you have to be making it known this season should be different.
Arthur Smith needs to use Kyle as the walking mismatch that he is and not a typical blocking tight end who is targeted only on occasion. If Kyle isn’t used correctly this season it will put more pressure on Arthur Smith than on Pitts considering his obvious talent and the rookie season he put together in an offense where he was the primary target as a rookie.