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Tagged: Kyle Pitts (11 Results)


TE Hurst still has role in Falcons offense

The Atlanta Falcons drafted rookie tight end KYLE PITTS fourth overall in April’s NFL draft, but holdover tight end HAYDEN HURST is still expected to have a significant role heading intoMore the 2021 season. Head coach Arthur Smith is known to feature multiple tight end sets, so Pitts and Hurst are expected to be on the field together. Hurst, a former first-round draft pick himself, is heading into a contract year and is expecting to have a productive season. Less

Source: Team Website

Mailbag: July 15, 2021

Ian Allan answers your fantasy fooball questions. In this edition. Mecole Hardman: emerging sleeper? Or wasted mid-round pick? Slotting the elite tight ends. And the value of stockpiling less-coveted quarterbacks. more »



Falcons sign TE Pitts to rookie deal

The Atlanta Falcons and rookie tight end KYLE PITTS agreed to a four-year deal earlier this week. Pitts, the fourth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, has already participated inMore the rookie minicamp, the mandatory minicamp and OTAs with the Falcons. After trading star wide receiver JULIO JONES to Tennessee, the Falcons are hoping to get Pitts ready to play a major role as a rookie. Less

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Podcast: May 7 episodes (plural!) of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Post-draft blowout! Moishe Steigmann and Justin Eleff complete their assessment of the NFL rookie class of 2021 -- two new episodes covering running backs, wide receivers and tight ends.  more »


Falcons pick up fifth-year option on WR Ridley, decline option on TE Hurst

The Atlanta Falcons picked up the fifth-year option on wide receiver CALVIN RIDLEY this week. Ridley was the team’s top draft pick in 2018. Meanwhile, the team decided not to pickMore up the option for tight end HAYDEN HURST. The Falcons, of course, selected former Florida tight end KYLE PITTS with the fourth overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Less

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Falcons make NFL Draft history, select TE Pitts fourth overall

The Atlanta Falcons used the fourth overall pick in Thursday night’s opening round of the 2021 NFL Draft to select Florida tight end KYLE PITTS. With the selection, Pitts became theMore earliest tight end selected in NFL draft history. Pitts will join HAYDEN HURST, JAEDEN GRAHAM, and blocking specialist LEE SMITH in the Falcons’ tight end room. Less

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Falcons keeping options open with fourth overall pick

Atlanta first-year GM Terry Fontenot said on Wednesday that the Falcons are keeping all options open for tonight’s opening round of the 2021 NFL Draft. The Falcons hold the fourth overallMore pick and have several needs to fill. Fontenot said that the team has gone through all the scenarios, which presumably include drafting a quarterback, selecting tight end KYLE PITTS, or trading back with another team looking to move up. By this time tomorrow, the mystery will be solved. Less



Bengals set to add premier player with fifth overall pick

With several teams talking about moving up or moving down in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Cincinnati Bengals appear content to stay right where they are andMore add a premier player with the fifth overall pick. The Bengals have been linked most often to LSU wide receiver JA’MARR CHASE, Florida tight end KYLE PITTS, and Oregon left tackle PENEI SEWELL. Each of the three are thought to be the best position players on the board. Less

Source: Team Website


Cowboys not expected to trade up from tenth overall pick

Dallas Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said late last week that the team feels good about their position in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. The Cowboys hold the tenth overall pick inMore the draft and are reportedly not expected to try to move up from that position. Team owner Jerry Jones is said to be infatuated with star tight end KYLE PITTS, but he is expected to be selected well before the Cowboys are on the clock. Less



Florida TE Pitts a can’t-miss prospect

Florida tight end KYLE PITTS could be the first tight end since 1970 to be drafted in the top five picks during the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. While Pitts is technicallyMore a tight end, he has been described as more of an “offensive weapon” - one who could be worthy of such a lofty draft pick. Pitts is said to have amazing athleticism, while his receiving prowess is believed to rival any receiver in college football. Less

Source: New York Post

Factoid: Kyle Pitts

When teams aren't busy selecting quarterbacks in the top 10 picks of next month's draft, one of them will certainly select Florida tight end Kyle Pitts. He's arguably the most compelling prospect at the position in years, and there's a pretty good track record for tight ends taken that early.   more »


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