SKOL Search: Kyle Pitts Scouting Report

SKOL Search: Kyle Pitts Scouting Report

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Kyle Pitts

Height: 6’6″

Weight: 246 lbs

Strengths: Kyle Pitts is one of the more unique players in the draft. A true unicorn, Pitts a very big-bodied guy at the position who is a smooth mover. Runs clean, nuanced routes and plays through contact extremely well. Understands how to properly use his body at the top of the route stem, dipping well under corners and positioning his body to box out defenders. Displays fantastic body control when going up for the ball. Wins more 50/50 balls than not with said body control and his ability to high point the football. Pitts is a much better blocker than you would expect for his playstyle and frame. He is capable of handling edge rushers and displays a solid anchor.

Weaknesses: One of the things you wish Pitts has was top speed and true burst. His long speed is fine but nothing special. Pitts has the same concerns with his athleticism that I have with Ja’Marr Chase, but I don’t think it’s nearly as big of a concern for him for two reasons: his excellent size and length and he will more often than not be going against safeties and linebackers rather than CB1.

Catching9.5/10
Release9/10
Route Running9/10
Tracking5/5
Separation4/5
Contested Catches10/10
Power9/10
Flexibility9.5/10
Balance9/10
Versatility10/10
YAC9/10
Grade93/100 Mid/High First Rounder

Kyle Pitts is easily the best tight-end prospect coming out of college since Vernon Davis in 2006. As a unicorn, the University of Florida star can play all over the field and dominate coverage in pretty much any way you would want him to. While you would want him to have more of a fast and quick athletic profile, he makes up for it with technique and knowing how to use his body. I will be pounding the table for him when he is within shooting range of pick number 14 for the Vikings.

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