NFL Draft 2021: 5 options for NY Giants with No. 11 pick
Kyle Pitts – TE, Florida
As quarterback Daniel Jones enters his pivotal third season, after regressing dramatically in 2020, the Giants would be wise to surround him with as many playmakers as possible in 2021.
If the Giants’ offseason philosophy is to wisely follow the blueprints of the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, and Los Angeles Rams by building the offense around explosive weapons at their quarterback’s disposal, and Florida tight end Kyle Pitts is on the board, he should be the pick.
Pitts is a generational talent at tight end, and also has the versatility to line up at wide receiver. Two positions that the Giants struggled mightily to get consistent production from in 2020.
In Pitts’ final season in Gainesville, he caught 43 passes for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns, while averaging 17.9 yards per reception.
Standing 6-foot-6 and 246 pounds, Pitts is a matchup nightmare against linebackers and cornerbacks alike. Pitts has the speed to generate separation, the size to be a dangerous weapon in the red zone, and reliable hands that could quickly elevate both the Giants’ offense and Jones’ development. There’s a chance Pitts goes off the board in the top-10, but if he’s available when the Giants go on the clock, he’d be difficult to pass up.