Kyle Pitts RUMORS & NEWS

Kyle Pitts

Position Tight End
Height 6'6"
Weight 240 lbs
Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Current Team Florida
  • Falcons confident Hayden Hurst fits in offense with Kyle Pitts

    Pro Football Talk "The future of the Falcons tight end position is Kyle Pitts, but the team is confident that there’s still a place for Hayden Hurst in the present. Pitts figures to be a major part of the offense, but tight ends coach Justin Peelle thinks Hurst will also play a..." May 11

  • Lions called Falcons with offer to trade up moments before Falcons drafted Kyle Pitts

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions were on the phone with a final offer to trade up when the Falcons were on the clock with the fourth overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft. Read More- May 11

  • Terry Fontenot: No way we weren’t drafting Kyle Pitts

    Pro Football Talk "Falcons head coach Arthur Smith has been adamant that Atlanta is not undergoing a rebuild, which is part of why the club selected tight end Kyle Pitts at No. 4 overall instead of quarterback. So when Pitts was available after the first three picks, there was no question..." May 05

  • 3 early predictions for Kyle Pitts in his rookie season with Falcons

    Clutch Points "The Atlanta Falcons had quite a few options with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, but they chose to go with the player that many expected them to. Florida standout tight end Kyle Pitts was the pick and he will add a much-needed playmaker at the tight end position for the..." April 30

  • Kyle Pitts will wear No. 8 jersey

    Saturday Down South "Kyle Pitts will be sporting a new number in Atlanta. After wearing No. 84 for the Florida Gators, the Falcons just announced that the No. 4 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft has been given a new jersey number to wear at the game’s highest level. " April 30

  • Atlanta Falcons select Kyle Pitts at No.4 impacting Miami Dolphins plans

    MSN.com "The Atlanta Falcons have used the fourth-overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft to select Florida tight end Kyle Pitts. While the pick makes sense for the Falcons, who are looking to extend the window of quarterback Matt Ryan by surrounding him with weapons, the selection..." April 29

  • NFL Draft prospects 2021: The top 10 tight ends, ranked from Kyle Pitts to Quintin Morris

    MSN.com "If you've followed any of the 2021 NFL Draft coverage, then you know the love affair seemingly everyone has with Florida tight end Kyle Pitts. A potential top-five pick, Pitts is really the only tight end getting any attention. While there's no doubt he's the star of this..." April 28

  • History is Not on the Side of Whichever Team Picks TE Kyle Pitts in the First Round

    The Big Lead "There is much hullabaloo surrounding the various quarterback prospects that will go somewhere in the top-10 of the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday. Everyone wants to know who the San Francisco 49ers will take No. 3 overall and just how far college football..." April 28

  • 2021 NFL Draft first-round locks: A look at 27 prospects sure to hear their names called on Day 1

    CBS Sports "The consensus among teams I have chatted with is that there are around 16 players who are definitely worthy of a first-round grade in this draft. As we all know, 32 will be selected Thursday night. The exact list of those 15-17 players varies by the team, in order and constitution,..." April 28

  • Take 5: Draft prospects destined for NFL stardom

    National Post "There are bound to be some spectacular busts in this year’s NFL draft, just like every year before it. The cold reality of the process is that not every first-round pick can turn into a Hall of Famer, and the players your favorite team takes on Day 3 won’t all be diamonds..." April 28

  • 4 best Kyle Pitts fits in the 2021 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Former Florida tight end Kyle Pitts is the talk of the 2021 NFL Draft leading up to the annual event in Cleveland next week. A generational prospect, many consider Pitts to be the best non-quarterback in the draft class. There’s a good reason for this. The 6-foot-6,..." April 23

  • Jerry Jones says potential pairing of Dak Prescott and Kyle Pitts gives him 'visions of sugar plums'

    Dallas Morning News "While pretty much every expert seems to agree drafting Florida tight end Kyle Pitts with the No. 10 overall pick in this year’s draft is just a fantasy (or maybe not?) for the Dallas Cowboys ... that hasn’t stopped any one from talking about it. And you better..." April 22

  • When 49ers traded up, Kyle Pitts thought it might be for him

    49ers Webzone "The San Francisco 49ers shocked the NFL world on March 26 when they traded a haul of draft picks to move up to the No. 3 overall pick in this year's draft. It got everyone talking and speculating. Former BYU quarterback Zach Wilson was going through his pro day when the news broke. General..." April 22

  • Stephen Jones: Kyle Pitts is a unique player who doesn’t come around every year

    Bleacher Report "Earlier in April, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was "infatuated" with Florida tight end Kyle Pitts, widely believed to be a potential top-five pick in this year's NFL draft.  On Tuesday, the..." April 21

  • Kyle Pitts Can Become Atlanta Falcons' Julio Jones Replacement

    Bleacher Report "Julio Jones, 32, remains the standard-bearer for all wide receivers because he's physically different and is capable of taking over a game at a moment's notice.  After years of watching Jones record premium production, the Atlanta Falcons can transition to yet another..." April 20

  • Teams expect Falcons to select Kyle Pitts fourth overall?

    Yardbarker "The Atlanta Falcons are viewed as a team that might potentially trade down in the draft. However, a new report on Monday suggests otherwise.  According to Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, teams think the Falcons are going to hold onto the fourth overall pick and use it to..." April 19

  • Kyle Pitts on describing his position: Probably a hybrid-type thing

    Pro Football Talk "Kyle Pitts may be the first non-quarterback drafted this month and his father will get some credit for helping his son rise to the top of the class. During an appearance on Brother From Another this week, Pitts said his father saw the way players like Travis..." April 18

  • Kyle Pitts is a unicorn among tight ends and a problem for defenses

    The Score "Kyle Pitts is a matchup problem. Steve Devlin said this over the phone not once but numerous times, and who could fault him for repeating himself? Devlin coached Pitts in high school, when the athlete who's vowed to become football's best tight end habitually destroyed opposing schemes..." April 17

  • Kyle Pitts once wanted to move from QB to TE, now wants to be 1st non-QB drafted

    The Athletic "As a sophomore in high school in suburban Philadelphia, the player who has since become perhaps the best tight end prospect in a generation was a backup quarterback. Kyle Pitts ran the read option and would occasionally roll out on a naked bootleg. And he never once had designs to..." April 16

  • Thaddeus Moss shouldn’t stop Bengals from drafting Kyle Pitts

    Sportsnaut "The Cincinnati Bengals claimed former LSU tight end Thaddeus Moss to reunite him with his college quarterback Joe Burrow, per ESPN’s Ben Baby. Does that mean the team won’t take Florida’s Kyle Pitts fifth overall in the 2021 NFL..." April 13

  • Kyle Pitts says “it’s an honor” for Jerry Jones to be “infatuated” with him

    Pro Football Talk "ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen is close with Jerry Jones, so Mortensen’s report that the Cowboys owner is “infatuated” with Florida tight end Kyle Pitts is no doubt accurate. It doesn’t mean the Cowboys will draft Pitts. First, it remains unlikely Pitts falls to..." April 12

  • Falcons expected to take Kyle Pitts in draft?

    Larry Brown Sports "The top of the 2021 NFL Draft is expected to be extremely quarterback-heavy, but that could change when the Atlanta Falcons are on the clock. The Falcons have a former MVP quarterback on the roster in Matt Ryan, albeit an aging one. They may not be motivated to draft a QB and instead..." April 12

  • 2021 NFL Draft prospect rankings: Tight ends

    The Score "Kyle Pitts  Key stats: 43 receptions, 770 yards, 12 touchdowns, 17.9 YPC A true unicorn of the 2021 draft class, Pitts is as exciting a tight end prospect as you'll ever see. The Florida product dominated stingy SEC competition on a weekly basis last season..." April 11

  • Trading Up for Kyle Pitts Would Be 1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back for Cowboys

    Bleacher Report "There isn't a six-win team in the NFL that enters the 2021 season with higher expectations than the Dallas Cowboys. As America's Team, it comes with the territory, even if said team hasn't won a Super Bowl since the mid-1990s. By virtue of last year's injury-marred..." April 09

  • Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones “Infatuated” with Kyle Pitts

    247 Sports "It was a disappointing 2020 season for the Dallas Cowboys, who struggled mightily in the first year under head coach Mike McCarthy. An early season-ending injury to quarterback Dak Prescott didn’t help matters, but there were other glaring issues that led to the..." April 08

  • Jerry Jones is 'Infatuated' With Kyle Pitts, Which is Terrible News For the Cowboys

    The Big Lead "The Dallas Cowboys hold the No. 10 pick in this year's NFL Draft. Most draft analysts and gurus expect America's Team to take the first or second defender off the board. The Cowboys' offense was bad as a whole last year but that can be almost entirely attributed..." April 08

  • TE prospect Kyle Pitts' versatility could interest Lions

    Detroit Lions "Florida tight end Kyle Pitts is listed as a tight end, but the best way to think of the projected top-10 pick in this year's NFL Draft is as an offensive weapon. Pitts racked up 770 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in eight games this past season, earning the highest grade (96.2)..." April 08

  • NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Florida TE Kyle Pitts

    Pro Football Rumors "Kyle Pitts began his high school career as a quarterback. At his Pro Day last week, he measured in with the wingspan of an offensive lineman and ran a 4.44-second 40-yard dash like a wide receiver. Needless to say, the 6’6″ tight end is going to hear his name called early in..." April 04

  • Kyle Pitts: Falcons have shown interest with 4th pick

    The Score "Florida tight end Kyle Pitts continued to turn heads at the Gators' pro day on Wednesday, and his unique blend of size and athleticism may see him chosen within the top five picks of next month's draft. After the six-foot-five, 245-pound athlete ran the 40-yard..." March 31

  • Kyle Pitts had an outstanding workout at Florida’s Pro Day

    Pro Football Talk "A couple of the top receiving prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft got a chance to show off for NFL scouts on Wednesday and both of them impressed. Wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase may have solidified his spot as the top player at that position with a 4.38 40-yard dash, an 11-foot broad..." March 31

  • Kyle Pitts Could Be NFL's Highest-Drafted TE Ever; How High Could He Go?

    Bleacher Report "Florida tight end Kyle Pitts didn't carry many question marks heading into his pro day. The 6'6", 246-pound pass-catcher racked up 43 receptions, 770 yards and 12 touchdowns in just eight games this past season. Pitts did suffer a head injury that required nose..." March 25

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