April 16, 2021

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Kyle Pitts film breakdown against Kentucky

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Kyle Pitts film breakdown against Kentucky


Modern NFL offenses are all about creating advantageous matchups, and then exploiting them.

Given that, Florida’s Kyle Pitts is the matchup nightmare modern NFL offenses covet. Especially in the passing game.

Pitts was dominant this past season, catching 43 passes for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns, in just eight games. He averaged 17.9 yards per catch, and his 770 receiving yards ranked him sixth in the SEC, behind five different wide receivers. But beyond the numbers is what he displays on film, with the route-running, movement skills and ability at the catch point to operate against all variety of defenders, in a number of different ways.

His game against Kentucky put all of that on display:

There is a reason some analysts are toying with the idea – if not outright doing so – of ranking him as a wide receiver. That might be his best usage in the NFL, rather than tight end, but the fact that we are having that discussion speaks to what his ultimate position might be:

Matchup nightmare.

Today’s NFL is about creating mismatches as an offense, and exploiting them. Kyle Pitts flashes that every game, as he did in his outing against Kentucky.

2021 NFL draft: Kyle Pitts’ game against Kentucky illustrates that he is the matchup nightmare modern NFL offenses covet