The Kyle Pitts hype train continues to plug along on the tracks toward the NFL Draft. Even as the Dallas Cowboys are looking to add defensive help in this year’s player selection process, it would be foolish to not even consider drafting a player of Kyle Pitts’ size, speed, and athleticism.
Yes, the Dallas Cowboys need to add an impact corner in the top-100 picks of the draft. Yes, they need to find more help for the defensive line and linebacker groups. But sometimes, you have to take a long look at the player staring you in the face. And while Patrick Surtain II is an easy fit meets need selection for the Cowboys, Kyle Pitts might be too awesome to pass on if he makes it to the 10th overall pick.
And that’s a big if.
Down in Gainesville, Florida today, Pitts participated in the University of Florida’s Pro Day and he was the main attraction. And boy did he deliver.
Kyle Pitts running the 40 pic.twitter.com/gEesKQmwA1
— Andrew Groover (@APGroover) March 31, 2021
Not only did he show really good speed if he were an NFL wide receiver at 4.44, but his size, arm length, and wingspan were literally off the charts. This isn’t just a really good tight end prospect being projected this high because he’s a really good tight end prospect. He’s an elite NFL prospect, regardless of position.
Fins Talk on Twitter: “Kyle Pitts 👀 – Height: 6’5 5/8″- Weight: 245- Hand size: 10 5/8 🤯- Arm: 33 4/8- Wingspan: 83 3/8 🤯🤯Kyle Pitts wingspan of 83 3/8″ is the largest of any tight end in the last 20 years🤯 pic.twitter.com/A1sYNaGsnv / Twitter”
Kyle Pitts 👀 – Height: 6’5 5/8″- Weight: 245- Hand size: 10 5/8 🤯- Arm: 33 4/8- Wingspan: 83 3/8 🤯🤯Kyle Pitts wingspan of 83 3/8″ is the largest of any tight end in the last 20 years🤯 pic.twitter.com/A1sYNaGsnv
Per Pro Football Focus, Kyle Pitts has a longer wingspan than any tight end or wide receiver in the last 20 years. The previous record was held by DK Metcalf. Now, why is that important. Because in the middle of the field and in the red zone, you need a guy that can outreach defenders. You need a player that can allow your quarterback to throw the ball over defenders in zone coverage and can use that length to win contested catches in man coverage.
— Marcus Mosher (@Marcus_Mosher) March 31, 2021
Based on the film alone he’s a top 10 talent and potentially the best tight end prospect to come into the draft, maybe ever. He will have a lot of teams thinking long and hard about whether or not they should draft a player at another position or take the generational tight end talent.
As much as the Dallas Cowboys and I like Blake Jarwin and Dalton Schultz, if Kyle Pitts is there, I don’t know if they can pass on him. Jarwin hasn’t proven he can be a starting tight end in the NFL and Schultz was good, but not sure he moves the needle quite like Pitts. Yes, it would be a luxury pick at 10 to take Pitts and forego defense, but there are a lot of ways to build a really good defense.
Kyle Pitts may just be one of those prospects that is too good to pass up. Much like CeeDee Lamb was last year. Pitts may not make it to 10, but if he does, the Cowboys need to just enjoy the fruits of the selection and look to 44 to add to their secondary.