Philadelphia Eagles 7-round NFL mock draft: Rebuilding Philly’s offense

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. player. 840. . . . Round 1: TE Kyle Pitts

The Philadelphia Eagles would love to add a playmaker like Kyle Pitts.

Sure, the team already has a quality tight end in Dallas Goedert, but Kyle Pitts is more than a tight end. At Florida, he lined up on the outside, in the slot, at the H-back position, and on the line. If you want positional versatility, Pitts is your guy.

The main thing about Pitts is that he doesn’t just play all of these positions, he excels in them. His six-foot-six frame allows him to attack the ball at its highest point and his reliable hands make him an attractive target for any quarterback blessed to have him as a pass-catcher. He’s able to turn unpredictable fifty-fifty passes into seventy-thirty opportunities.

Even with his large frame, creating separation won’t be an issue for Pitts. On film, he’s shown an incredible ability to consistently generate space against SEC cornerbacks, so just imagine what he’s capable of doing against linebackers or safeties. People Pitts’ size shouldn’t be able to change directions and accelerate the way that he can.

Pitts’ fit on the Eagles wouldn’t be an issue because Nick Sirianni has a proclivity for using two tight end sets. Selecting the former Florida Gator would once again give the Birds the best tight end combination in the league and would greatly benefit Jalen Hurts’ progression as a quarterback.

Kyle Pitts seriously has the potential to the best player from this draft class with the right team. The Eagles have the scheme and personnel to help the Philadelphia native to reach his ceiling.