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2021 NFL Draft: Kyle Pitts selected by Atlanta Falcons

Pitts is the first skill-position player off the board.

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Kyle Pitts is headed to the ATL.

The Florida Gators tight end was selected fourth overall by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Pitts is the highest-drafted tight end in NFL Draft history. Riley Odoms, who was selected fifth overall by the Denver Broncos in 1972, previously held the record. Also, he’s the highest-drafted Gator since 2015, when Dante Fowler was picked third overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

This also marks the sixth time in the last seven years that Florida has had at least one first-round selection. He joins Fowler, D.J. Humphries, Keanu Neal, Jarrad Davis, Taven Bryan, and C.J. Henderson as first-rounders from the Gators selected since 2015. 2019 was the only year where Florida didn’t have a first-round choice in this run that they find themselves on.

Pitts joins an offense that includes former SEC stars Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones, which should make for some excitement to say the very least.