2. Jaylen Waddle is good, but Kyle Pitts is GREAT
I love Jaylen Waddle. I think he is as advertised, and he is going to be a solid weapon in the NFL for a very long time. On Sunday, he showed that he is a weapon, catching seven passes for 83 yards. Waddle has been a bright spot for the Miami offense, and he is a first-round pick that you can feel good about moving forward.
Waddle is part of the future, and he should be playing in Miami for a very long time. His 44 catches for 384 yards and three scores are solid numbers for his rookie season, and I am sure they would be even better if Miami hired a fourth offensive coordinator this season.
However, and this is not a knock on Waddle at all, as again, I am a big fan of his game, but the Atlanta Falcons tight end is ELITE. That tight end is Kyle Pitts, the player I was begging Miami to draft all offseason, as he is a generational talent, and there will likely never be a tight end to enter the NFL like him again.
Miami had a chance to draft him at No. 3 overall, but they decided to move down in the draft and then back up to take Waddle. I still love Waddle, but it is clear Miami should have stayed at No. 3 overall and took Pitts.
Pitts showed Miami how silly they were for passing on him, catching seven passes for 163 yards. On the final drive of the game, Pitts had catches of 23 yards and then a dagger 28-yard reception to get Atlanta into field goal range. No one could cover him all game, not even Xavien Howard.
So, while I love Waddle and think he is really good, Pitts is on another level and has future All-Pro written all over him.