Will Kyle Pitts Become the First Falcons Tight End to Register Double-Digit TDs?

Published 04/29/2021, 9:46 PM EDT


Fans were unsure who the Atlanta Falcons would select at #4 in the 2021 NFL Draft. There were rumors that they were working towards signing a new quarterback in order to prepare for life after Matt Ryan.  But the Falcons went with their gut and brought in highly-rated Florida Gators tight end, Kyle Pitts.

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The University of Florida man impressed in 2020 with some scintillating displays. He concluded the season with 770 receiving yards and 12 receiving TDs.

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He will join up with Ryan, WR Julio Jones, and WR Calvin Ridley, in Atlanta as they gear up for a crucial season in 2021.

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Kyle Pitts will join Atlanta Falcons ahead of the 2021 NFL season

In the buildup to the 2021 NFL Draft, there was a lot of noise surrounding Philadelphia-born superstar tight end, Kyle Pitts. Still just 20, Pitts is one of the youngest players to be selected in the 2021 NFL Draft. He is also the highest-drafted tight end of all time at number 4.

The Falcons took a calculated risk by bringing in Kyle, especially with the situation surrounding Matt Ryan and Julio Jones. Both these experienced veterans are arguably entering the twilight of their respective careers.

Record-setting San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle was full of positive feedback when questioned about the arrival of Kyle Pitts in the NFL earlier this month.

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“I’m excited to see this new rookie class because there are some ballers in there. If they all get with teams who use them the right way, they can all be special players. Kyle Pitts, he’s going to dominate wherever he goes. He is a fantastic player who makes plays, makes the right decisions when he has the ball in his hands. It will be fun to see his success at the next level,” Kittle said in an interview with Sporting News.

As seen in the above stat, Pitts has the chance to establish himself as the greatest tight end in Atlanta history. The selection of Pitts will only boost the confidence of their strong offense as the Falcons gear up for a make-or-break season in 2021.

Regardless of the end result, it’s a great time to be an Atlanta Falcons fan right now. So bask in the glory and hope for the best!

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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