Kyle Pitts is perhaps the most intriguing prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft thanks to all the things he can do with the football, and as a result, he’s a player the Detroit Lions are likely to strongly consider with their top pick.
While Pitts is a tight end, there is no question that he brings a special mix to his game that could benefit any team given the mismatches he could create. Detroit is a team that could be very interested in Pitts, and interestingly enough, Pitts is a player who could be very interested in Detroit.
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Speaking recently, Pitts was asked about the possibility of joining the Lions along with tight end T.J. Hockenson. As he said, he thinks the combination would cause major problems for the opposition.
Imagine a Kyle Pitts + T.J. Hockenson duo 💭 pic.twitter.com/gv6HmWMbEU
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) April 8, 2021
Whether Pitts thinks he is a great fit or not, it stands to reason that there could be some consternation when it comes to this potential selection. The Lions might not be willing to go tight end within the top 10 in multiple recent drafts, but Pitts’ status as a playmaker could be too good to pass up.
Obviously, this would be a controversial move for the Lions. Even such, Pitts could be locked and loaded for a future with Detroit if these words are any indication.
Pitts’ Stats and Highlights
Clearly, if there is a tight end who can impact the passing game in a dramatic way in this draft, Pitts is it. During his career with the Gators, Pitts put up 1,492 yards and 18 touchdowns. The majority of his production came last season when he really made a name for himself with pass catching and big plays. Pitts isn’t going to fool anyone as a blocker and he is more of a pass-catcher or a wideout in disguise at the tight end spot as his highlights from college show.
Obviously, Pitts is very talented player and his production in college shows what he can do well on the field is catch the ball. Detroit had bad luck with Eric Ebron and drafted Hockenson, but it might be too soon to go back to that …read more