Kyle Pitts now working on getting back into football shape, not Combine shape

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Florida tight end Kyle Pitts acknowledged after his outstanding Pro Day that everyone in the football world knows but can often get overlooked this time of year: Being in shape to sprint and jump in shorts isn’t the same thing as being in shape to play football.

So Pitts said that now that he doesn’t need to run another timed 40-yard dash or have his vertical jump or broad jump measured, he can focus his offseason training on being the best football player he can be when his rookie season starts in five months.

“I feel like I did pretty well performing. . . . I PR’d [set a personal record] in everything I was training for,” Pitts said, via the Miami Herald. “I guess the next step is the draft. Putting my head down, being back in football shape. I was in Combine shape. Now it’s getting ready for the next level.”

Teams believed to be interested in Pitts include the Falcons at No. 4, Bengals at No. 5 and Dolphins at No. 6.

9 responses to “Kyle Pitts now working on getting back into football shape, not Combine shape

  1. Pitts is going to be a star in a hurry. Such a physical mismatch for defenders.

  2. If Pitts is there at #6, Dolphins should get him. Give Tua some weapons. A Jason Witten type TE, except faster.

  3. This guy reminds me of Antonio Gates. Looks more like a power forward than a football player. It would be appropriate if the Chargers drafted this guy.

  4. If a scout needed to time this guy in the 40 yard dash, to help him determine whether or not Pitts was a good player, there’s a lot of money being wasted. Has anybody ever seen a better tight end prospect?

  5. The hardest place to score on a football field is in the red zone. Team Pitts on one side and Geiseki with a new running back that catches out of the backfield and the Fins become a very difficult team to stop from scoring in that zone.

  6. This top TE prospects rarely pane out. He seems too slim to play tight against the line and isn’t a blocker. I remember when Ebron was suppose to be a can’t miss talent at TE. NFL TEs tend to take a few years to develop. If Pitts is a finished product he won’t be much in the NFL.

  7. charliecharger says:
    April 1, 2021 at 8:40 am
    If a scout needed to time this guy in the 40 yard dash, to help him determine whether or not Pitts was a good player, there’s a lot of money being wasted. Has anybody ever seen a better tight end prospect?

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    Yes many times. Eric Ebron for starters was just as highly touted.

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