Any time that a team is drafting with a top-five pick, there's usually a lot of excitement surrounding whichever player they end up choosing. The experience is no different for former Florida Gators tight end Kyle Pitts, who was selected at No. 4 in this year's draft by the Atlanta Falcons.
Pitts is by far the best tight end in the 2021 draft class, which is why Falcons fans can't wait to see him in action. An early opportunity to see him happened on Friday at the team's rookie minicamp, where Pitts donned his NFL uniform for the first time.
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Obviously, looking at pictures isn't the same as watching Pitts in an actual game situation, but it's better than nothing. Something as simple as a few photos were enough to get Falcons fans looking forward to the next season.
During his impressive 2020 season for the Gators, he turned 43 receptions into 770 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in just eight games. Taking these numbers into consideration, Pitts has the perfect opportunity to succeed in Atlanta.
No team ran more multiple tight end sets in 2020 than the Falcons, and playing in an offense that includes the likes of Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley should open the field for the rookie.
Pitts is currently one of the frontrunners for the NFL's 2021 Offensive Rookie of the Year Award. At +1300, his odds are the 6th-best among his fellow rookies, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Regardless of how much time there is to go before the 2021 NFL season begins, one thing is for sure: Falcons fans can't wait to see what Pitts can do once games kick off.
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