Kyle Pitts – TE, Florida
Game: vs. Missouri, 7:00 p.m.
It likely comes down to Pitts or Penn State’s Pat Freiermuth as the No. 1 tight end prospect in this year’s class, and given Evan Engram’s disappointing season, tight end could be a high priority position for the Giants this offseason.
Pitts, 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds, is a monstrous red zone target with reliable hands and plenty of speed to make plays after the catch. So far this season, Pitts has caught 17 passes for 274 yards and seven touchdowns, while averaging 16.1 yards per reception.
Because of Pitts’ speed, explosiveness, and abundant athleticism, Florida coach Dan Mullen has used him in various looks, even lining him up at wide receiver at times where he’s often a mismatch against smaller cornerbacks. Pitts’ size and explosiveness often gives him the chance to make plays in the open field as a receiver. Sound familiar?
Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL.