The Atlanta Falcons nabbed the best tight end in the 2021 NFL Draft in Florida standout Kyle Pitts at fourth overall last month. His physique and sheer athleticism are something for Falcons fans to be very excited about, but Pitts doesn’t want to ease into things. He’s looking to make a serious impact in year one.
Pitts joined Good Morning Football on Thursday morning and discussed what he’s looking to do in his rookie season.
“I just want to make a splash early,” Pitts said. “Sometimes rookies kind of get caught up in the playbook and things like that. I just want to learn it, get it down pat so that when I get out there I can play freely and be myself.”
It’s not always easy for a player to adapt to the NFL level right away, but Pitts is very special. The former Gator was one of the best tight ends in college football in 2020, collecting 43 catches for 770 yards while posting 12 TDs.
He should get lots of touches for the Falcons as one of their primary targets alongside Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley. Jones, however, has been linked to a possible trade so if he does leave town, expect Pitts to play even more of a crucial part to Matt Ryan’s passing game.
At 6 foot 6 and 245 pounds, the 20-year-old is an absolute specimen. He also ran an impressive 4.40 40-yard dash at Florida’s Pro Day.
The Falcons got a special one here and clearly, he is poised to be a star from day one.