Falcons News: Kyle Pitts Already Playing Major Role in Minicamp

Kyle Pitts is already playing a major role at the team's mini camp.
Kyle Pitts is already playing a major role at the team's mini camp. / Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

The Atlanta Falcons are entering a new era. While Matt Ryan is still at the helm, Julio Jones is now a member of the Tennessee Titans. And the man who is essentially his replacement, No. 4 overall pick Kyle Pitts, is already making his presence felt at Falcons practice.

In fact, Atlanta is reportedly "force feeding" Pitts the ball, according to team beat writer Orlando Ledbetter.

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It's no surprise that the Falcons want to get Pitts integrated into the offense quickly. Calvin Ridley is currently sidelined due to a foot injury, and with Jones out of the picture, Pitts is essentially Atlanta's de-facto No. 1 option.

Pitts is going to be a versatile chess piece for new head coach Arthur Smith. The team will likely use him at both wide receiver and tight end, and he looks poised for a massive opportunity as a rookie.

The young playmaker currently owns +1100 odds to take home the Offensive Rookie of the Year award, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, giving him the best such odds of any non-quarterback.

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