Brooks’ NFL Mock has Eagles Taking Tight End with Pick 6
In 2019 the Eagles top two leaders in receiving yards were tight ends.
Their leading receiver from 2016-2018 was Zach Ertz.
Even through an injured plagued season, Dallas Goedert was just 16 yards away from being the teams leading receiver in 2020.
It shows how important the tight end position has been to the Eagles offense during the Doug Pederson era, but could they look at the position again with pick No. 6?
While ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. has Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle going to the Eagles with pick six, NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks’ first mock draft of the year has the Eagles going in a different direction, taking Florida tight end Kyle Pitts.
If the Eagles hope to revive Carson Wentz's career, they must upgrade the weapons around him. Pitts is a playmaker with the capacity to create mismatches as a hybrid WR/TE. Remember, Zach Ertz is entering the final year of his contract and is the subject of trade rumors.
Pitts is viewed as the clear top tight end in the draft class, dominating SEC competition. He had 43 receptions for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns in just eight games during the 2020 season.
Pitts should be a match up nightmare with tremendous size (6'6/246) and speed for the tight end position. He is too fast and athletic for most tight ends and to big for slot corners to defend.
In 2019, Pitts caught 54 passes for 649 yards and five touchdowns.
The top tight end in the 2019 class until the Bears took Notre Dame's Cole Kmet midway through the second round.
The Eagles took both Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert in round two, showing they do value the position. The question is do they value it enough to take one with the sixth overall pick?
With Ertz potentially leaving, and the way Carson Wentz likes to throw to his tight ends, I guess taking Pitts at No. 6 can't be ruled out, but I would be surprised if it happened.
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