VIDEO: Travis Kelce Mentors Kyle Pitts at Tight End University
Tight ends from the NFL are gathering this week for the latest summer classes at Tight End University. The annual event was introduced last year by all-time great tight ends George Kittle, Travis Kelce and Greg Olsen so the league's TEs could form a brotherhood and learn from each other.
Of all the attendees, Kelce has been one that hasn't been shy to get hands-on with his peers. Just as he did last time around, the Kansas City Chiefs superstar was hard at work with Atlanta Falcons sophomore TE Kyle Pitts, teaching him the proper time to "dance" around a defender as opposed to just running straight.
After all Kelce has accomplished in the league, Pitts was following every single word out of the veteran's mouth. You can check out their cool interaction below.
Kelce's tips from last year may have played a significant role in Pitts' rookie campaign. The 21-year-old was one of the bright spots in a disappointing Falcons campaign, ending the year with 68 receptions, 1,026 yards and a touchdown en route to his first-ever Pro-Bowl appearance.
The Falcons aren't the Chiefs and Marcus Mariota certainly isn't Patrick Mahomes, but the sky seems to be the limit for Pitts this fall. With him and rookie wideout Drake London being Atlanta's top pass-catchers, the former Florida product could have an even more productive year.
If Pitts can continue to learn from Kelce and the others at Tight End University, the program is definitely accomplishing its goal. Assuming his career trajectory continues, only time will tell how long it'll take for Pitts to usurp Kelce for top-of-the-class honors.
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