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Jeff dismisses the statement of swagu referencing Kyle Pitts as the “LeBron James of the NFL”

Kyle Pitts put in phenomenal performances for the Florida Gators this season

The NFL offseason is in full swing at the moment. Players are recuperating from the injuries they suffered in the season and are enjoying some time away from the field. However, the 2021 draft is around the corner and collegiate students are eagerly waiting for it. Top performers like Trevor Lawrence and Kyle Pitts are already becoming topics of discussion within people associated with the draft.

Scouts and general managers are on the prowl for selecting the best-suited player for their franchises. In an analysis about the possible NFL drafts this season, former player Jeff Saturday vehemently opposed the comparisons of Kyle Pitts with LeBron James. However, Todd McShay and Marcus “Swagu” Spears were of the opinion that the Gators’ tight-end will be an integral part of any team.

Jeff Saturday does not rate Kyle Pitts as highly as others

Last season, Pitts ran 48% of his routes in-line, 30% out of the slot, and 22% out wide. He also caught passes all over the field for the Gators. Denying the comparisons of him and LeBron James, Jeff Saturday said, “Look, I’m not taking away from his talent. What I’m taking away from is how NFL defenses play tight-ends. I’ve played in the NFL for 14 years, I’ve been covering it for eight years. And I can count on one hand how many times the tight-ends have dominated the game week-in and week-out.”

He continued, “What I do know is that most of the tight-ends are coupled with some fantastic outside receivers. So if I’m picking six or higher, I would say go for one of those guys who can do more for your offense than what you’re putting in your tight-end. I understand we can move tight-ends all over, but at the end of the day, can he consistently go beat those guys. I’m not that sure.” 

New NFL season on the horizon

Jeff Saturday also suggested the teams go for players like Devonta Smith and Ja’Marr Chase who can contribute more to the offense in a longer season. The NFL decided to expand the regular season from 16 games to 17 games per team in the fall.

Kyle Pitts is in the top 10 list of Todd McShay's mock NFL draft

Kyle Pitts put in phenomenal performances all through the season for Florida Gators.

The NFL draft 2021 is scheduled to be held on 29th April and the regular season will commence from 9th September. Super Bowl LVI will be hosted in the newly constructed SoFi stadium in California, home to the Los Angeles Rams.


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