Kyle Pitts: The top tight end of the 2021 NFL Draft?

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Florida tight end Kyle Pitts

Kyle Pitts. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Pitts may be the top tight end off the board

Kyle Pitts, the top tight end and a potential top 10 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, has declared his intent to enter the draft. Pitts, along with another potential first-rounder in Kyle Trask, led the Florida Gators on an amazing run this season.

Florida finished as the top team in the SEC East, inside the top 10 in the final polls, and is off to the Cotton Bowl to face Big 12 champs Oklahoma. What they accomplished was great, but Pitts has bigger things in mind.

Pitts’ decision to declare for the NFL Draft means he won’t be appearing in the Gators bowl game this season. Instead, Pitts is choosing to focus on the draft process. A process that will likely be very kind to the uber-athletic tight end prospect.

Last season’s tight end class left a lot to be desired. Pitts’ inclusion in this year’s class — along with Penn State’s Pat Freiermuth and Boston College’s Hunter Long — ensures that won’t be the case this time around.

While we don’t know the entirety of the NFL Draft order yet, we do know there are a number of teams at the top who could use someone like Pitts. He’ll provide any team who chooses to select him with a skill set that should pose problems for any opposing defense.

What are Pitts’ biggest strengths, and what is he going to need to improve to become a perennial Pro Bowl-level player? Which teams should be interested in Pitts near the top of the NFL Draft? Let’s break it all down!

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