The Dolphins are in a great position here. They get the pick of the lot among pass-catchers available and will have a chance to get Tua Tagovailoa a bonafide No. 1 receiving weapon.
You could make a case for any of the receivers. Ja’Marr Chase may be the best of the bunch. Jaylen Waddle is reminiscent of Tyreek Hill. DeVonta Smith won the Heisman last year and has history with Tua, as does Waddle.
But Pitts is the most unique player of the bunch. He may be the best tight end prospect to ever enter the NFL and could easily become the best player at the position — or he’ll at least have a chance to find himself in the Travis Kelce/George Kittle tier.
Last year, Pitts played in eight games for the Gators and was terrific. He caught 43 passes for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns while serving as a big-time mismatch weapon for Florida.
Nobody could cover Pitts consistently. He won contested catches constantly and was able to win with his speed and downfield ability as well. Pitts can, and will, do it all at the next level, and having a tight end duo of Pitts and Mike Gesicki surely will excite Brian Flores, who saw some of the NFL’s best two-tight-end tandems during his stint with the Patriots and Rob Gronkowski.
Adding Pitts here is a great start for the Dolphins. Later on in the draft, they can target their other needs at linebacker, receiver, running back, and on the edge. But landing Pitts at this point seems like a fantastic move.