No. 1: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
Come on now, you knew there was no way former Florida Gators tight end Kyle Pitts wasn’t No. 1 on this list. And he should be No. 1 on your list too. If you can’t understand the concept of adding Pitts to the offense and pairing him with current tight end Mike Gesicki, you need to learn the game of football.
Having two elite pass-catching tight ends would give Miami one of the most dangerous offenses in the NFL. And again, if you think Miami doesn’t need two tight ends, don’t take my word for it. Take the greatest coach of all time’s word for it.
Look what the New England Patriots did this offseason, signing both Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry. New England ran the least amount of 12 personnel (1 running back, 2 tight ends) last season, and it was clear they felt that was a reason they did not play their best football.
Brian Flores is cut from the Bill Belichick cloth, so trust me, the idea of having a dominant 12 personnel is high in his mind, as it should be. Adding Pitts to the offense will help Tua Tagovailoa more than any other player in the draft.
It isn’t all just about scheme and formations though, it is also about the player. Pitts is my No. 1 player in the 2021 NFL Draft. According to Daniel Jeremiah, Pitts is considered the most likely prospect from the draft to become a Hall of Fame player, and I agree.
Pitts is a mismatch nightmare, and your No. 1 cornerback is going to have a long day trying to contain him. After his reported 4.46 40-yard dash, Pitts is a certified freak of nature. He is 6-6, 250 pounds, but runs routes like an elite receiver and never drops the ball. The big knock on him is that he can’t block, but this is a lazy take by people who do not watch the film. Pitts gets after it in the run game, and he is the complete package at tight end.
If there was one player you could have from the 2021 NFL Draft, it is Pitts, and it is not even close. There has never been, and will likely never be, another prospect like Pitts to ever enter the NFL Draft.