Mock Draft Roundup: Eagles select TE Kyle Pitts at 6
3 February 2021 Eagles News
The NFL Draft is still quite far away, but it is never too early for some mock draft fun. Picking inside the top ten, you’re going to see a lot of different players linked to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Last season showed us, the Eagles really need to add dynamic playmakers to their offense. At their pick, wide receivers like Devonta Smith and Ja’Marr Chase are enticing, but what happens if they’re not there? Perhaps the Eagles backup plan would be a tight end.
The Eagles choose to get the best playmaker available on the board in Bucky Brooks’ first NFL mock draft. And, that player is Florida tight end, Kyle Pitts.
Here’s his reasoning.
TE Kyle Pitts |School: Florida | Year: Junior
“If the Eagles hope to revive Carson Wentz‘s career, they must upgrade the weapons around him. Pitts is a playmaker with the capacity to create mismatches as a hybrid WR/TE. Remember, Zach Ertz is entering the final year of his contract and is the subject of trade rumors.“
Pitts isn’t a small human by any means. Standing 6-foot-6 and weighing 240 pounds, and with his athletic ability, he is a defensive nightmare. He is a player who played in all areas of the field. He played outside as a receiver, inside as a big-slot, inline as a blocker and as just a traditional tight end.
It has been rumored for months and it seems likely that tight end Zach Ertz will be traded this offseason. Leaving the Eagles, who has a coach who likes to run two tight end sets, without two good tight ends. Pitts would solve that problem and give the Eagles much more.
What’s your thoughts on this pick?
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