Kyle Pitts, Tight end
The Broncos definitely don’t need a tight end, not with Noah Fant in the mix, but I simply can’t see how a team could pass on this guy.
Pitts is already on record as saying he’ll be the best tight end to ever play the game and while that is a bit of a lofty goal, this kid is blessed with talent.
He has the size at 6-foot-6 and nearly 250 pounds, but the speed he displays is not what you would expect for a man his size. He truly is a mismatch nightmare in which he is way too big for defensive backs and way too fast for a linebacker.
Pitts catches everything and has crazy athleticism. But what separates him from most prospects is what he will do after the catch. He has the ability to turn short receptions into massive gains due to his ability to run after the catch.
He’s not a great blocker, but that really is his only weakness. He is a major offensive weapon, one with game-changing ability. He is a generational type of talent who could be the best tight end in the NFL by his third year, possibly even his second year in the league.
Yes, he’s that good.
Because he is so good, there should be no reason why he is still on the board with the No. 9 pick. But if he is, the Broncos could have the next Shannon Sharpe on their hands.
For those of you who play in dynasty fantasy football leagues, this should be the No. 1 overall pick in your draft.