NFL Draft 2021: When are NY Giants projected to pick after loss to Ravens? top targets?
Kyle Pitts – TE, Florida
Pitts is a legitimate top-five talent, and one NFC personnel executive tells GMenHQ that the Florida tight end has the potential to be the first non-quarterback to have his name called in the NFL Draft.
However, if quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, and Zach Wilson all go off the board in the first three picks, and Oregon OT Penei Sewell and a couple of defensive players get chosen after, there’s a chance Pitts slides to the Giants.
If Pitts is available, he would be the kind of offensive weapon that would be difficult to pass up.
Pitts, viewed by some scouts as the most complete tight end to enter the draft in the past several years, averaged 17.9 yards per catch this season with 43 receptions for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Evan Engram’s inconsistency and the Giants’ struggles to push the passing game vertical would make Pitts an ideal addition to Daniel Jones’ arsenal.
If the philosophy is to surround Jones with potentially generational talents at the skill positions as the Kansas City Chiefs have with Patrick Mahomes, Pitts should be the pick, if he’s available.
Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL.