Miami trades Pick 18 and a 2022 1st Round Pick to the Detroit Lions for Pick 7.
BOOM! Aggressive. After a clear rebuild and hoarding picks, the Miami Dolphins see an opportunity to get my No. 1 player in the 2021 NFL Draft, former Florida Gators tight end Kyle Pitts. before you stop reading and tweet at me or comment on this and say, “I stopped reading after you had them trade up for Pitts,” hear me out.
I know the Dolphins need a wide receiver. There is no debate from me on that, and waiting to take a receiver in the 2nd round will be risky. However, Pitts is a once-in-a-lifetime type player. Here is a snippet of Pitts’ strengths from my scouting report on him:
"“He is a mismatch nightmare, and honestly, sometimes having two or even three guys on him will not matter. He can do it all. He dominated legit SEC corners 1v1, and if you had a safety or a linebacker on him, good luck! No one on the field could cover him. When the ball is snapped, his burst is impressive, and it really helps him set up defenders. He is an elite route runner at the position, and someone of his size shouldn’t be able to move as well as he does. You can use him as a chess piece, lining him up outside as a wide receiver, inline as a tight end, in the slot, as an H-back, or even in the backfield. Offensive coordinators will sleep easier at night knowing they have Pitts to bail them out. He showed the ability to run deep, catch short passes, catch screens, dominate on RPOs, and be a terror on intermediate routes. There isn’t anything Pitts can’t do as a route runner.”"
Yes, I know the Dolphins have Mike Gesicki, but teams have won the Super Bowl with a heavy 12 personnel (1 running back, 2 tight end set) in their arsenal. Pairing Pitts and Gesicki would be incredible, and Miami still has the 2nd round to add a pass catcher.