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Yahoo Sports’ lead draft analyst Eric Edholm shares his evaluation of the Florida tight end.
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ERIC EDHOLM: Florida tight end Kyle Pitts is an absolute freak, and he's been one of the most productive college football tight ends we've seen in recent years as he became the go-to guy for Kyle Trask, especially in 2020. On the upside, he's got rare elite physical traits. He's a wide receiver, basically, in a tight end's body. He can line up inline, in the slot, or out wide, an absolute mismatch nightmare. What do you put on him? A corner, a safety? NFL defensive coordinators are gonna have a question with that one.
On the downside, he gives effort as a blocker, but still needs to improve dramatically in that department. Also, he had some drops in years past, like some concentration issues at times. He's still fine-tuning the details of the position, but for an NFL comp, we'll go with Darren Waller, who's become a star for the Raiders with the same physical traits and outstanding production.