The Jacksonville Jaguars could trade up to draft tight end Kyle Pitts.
There’s a 99 percent chance the Jaguars will take Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the first overall selection in 2021’s draft. In the off chance the team drafted another player with the top pick, it would still be a quarterback. Maybe Justin Fields of Ohio State or even Zach Wilson of BYU. However, there are going to be many talented players early in the first round.
Kyle Pitts will be one of the most talented non-quarterback prospects in this year’s draft and even though taking him with the first overall option may be out of the question, the ‘Jags’ could trade up to get him. The cost of moving up may be high, but it could end up being worth it. The Florida tight end caught 43 receptions for 770 yards and ten touchdowns in eight games last season.
In the SEC Championship game, Pitts had seven catches for 129 yards and one touchdown while showing all the traits that make him the top tight end prospect in this year’s draft. He compares favorably to Las Vegas Raiders Pro Bowl tight end Darren Waller according to Pro Football Focus.