3. Kyle Pitts shows Miami they should have taken him at 3
Everyone knows that I was the conductor of the Kyle Pitts train this offseason, and I was happy to allow everyone to join as we got closer to the draft.
Sadly, the train came to a screeching haunt when Miami traded out of the No. 3 overall pick, back to pick 12, then back up to pick 6. Even at No. 6 overall, it was too obvious that the No. 1 player in the 2021 NFL Draft was not going to make it that far.
Pitts went on to be the first non-quarterback to be drafted, No. 4 overall to the Atlanta Falcons. Miami drafted Jaylen Waddle No. 6 overall, and the rest is history.
Waddle is the real deal. He’s as advertised, and he’s going to be a really good NFL player. This is not a knock on Waddle; it’s praise on Pitts.
Pitts is already one of the best tight ends in the NFL. In the first five games of his career, Pitts had 308 receiving yards, the most ever by a rookie tight end in NFL history. To make that even more impressive, Pitts started slow, but in Week 5, he finally had a breakout game.
Pitts had nine catches for 119 yards and a touchdown. He also had a 30+ yard catch called back for a penalty in the game, but Atlanta made it a point to get him the ball.
The Falcons are coming off of a Bye Week, so Pitts and the Falcons are geared up for another big game.
Miami’s defense is struggling, and they will not be able to contain Pitts on Sunday. Look for him to have 100 yards and a touchdown on Sunday and show the Dolphins they should have never passed on him.