Former NFL GM’s Mock Draft has Eagles Landing Kyle Pitts
With the NFL Draft about three weeks away, mock drafts continue to be split on what the Eagles might do with the No. 12 pick.
In Monday's PFF version, the Eagles landed South Carolina cornerback Jaycee Horn with the No. 12 pick overall.
Today from former Dolphins and Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum of ESPN, maps out how he would make the picks if I was that teams GM.
With the 12th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Tannenbaum has the Eagles landing Florida tight end, or 'offensive weapon' as Adam Caplan described him on the Sports Bash, Kyle Pitts.
Eagles fans would be doing backflips in celebration if Pitts fell to No. 12. Pitts and Dallas Goedert are a dream pairing at tight end, but offensive coordinator Shane Steichen would be able to move Pitts around the offense too. And as for quarterback, if Jalen Hurts doesn't work out, the Eagles have at least two and likely three first-rounders in 2022. (The potential third is based on how much Carson Wentz plays for the Colts this season.)
He mentions that Eagles fans would be doing backflips, and that is an understatement. If somehow his draft scenario plays out and Pitts is still on the board at No. 12, the trade made by Howie Roseman would be looked at as a home run.
The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Pitts is considered by many to be one of the top overall players in the draft, running an unofficial 4.44 seconds during his pro day and has tremendous athleticism, size and versatility for the position.
Pitts is a player that new head coach Nick Sirriani could really build around and give his offense an identity right away. They could use him in a variety of way, as a traditional tight end, in the slot and even split out wide.
Pitts lined up outside of the inline TE position on more than one-third of his snaps in 2020.
Other names on the board when the Eagles pick at No. 12 in Tannenbaum's new mock draft include: DeVonta Smith (WR), Jaycee Horn (CB), Rashawn Slater (OL), Caleb Farley (CB).
Tannenbaum joined me on the Sports Bash today to discuss this pick and more NFL Draft.
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