Wednesday was a significant day as far as preparations for the 2021 NFL Draft are concerned and that is because the University of Florida had their pro day. What is significant about Gainseville, you ask? There is a particular Florida Gator who looks like the next great offensive weapon in the league, we are of course talking about tight end Kyle Pitts.
There is a contingency of Dallas Cowboys fans who want to see Pitts wind up with a star on his helmet. While the team certainly has a bevy of offensive talent there is no question that Pitts is a difference-maker and what’s more is his presence would allow for some creative roster flexibility, say like trading contract-year wide receiver Michael Gallup. But that is a conversation for a different day.
Say that Pitts is indeed drafted by a non-Cowboys team, who is the best one for it to be?
The Miami Dolphins are by far the best place for Kyle Pitts to end up if he isn’t on the Cowboys
There are a few factors to consider when it comes to determining the best non-Cowboys team for Kyle Pitts. Here are is the criteria:
- Preferably not an NFC East team
- To that point, ideally an AFC team so he is not in the conference
- A destination where he can inflict harm on the Cowboys’ division rivals
The Detroit Lions violate the second point here so in a world of “ideal” places for Pitts to end up they are disqualified. Remember that we also have to inject a sense of practicality into this exercise so a team like the New York Jets doesn’t exactly fit as they are likely going to take their quarterback with the second overall pick.
All of this being said, it is clear as day that Kyle Pitts needs to take his talents to south beach, is it not? The Miami Dolphins are not only not an NFC Team, but thanks to the NFL’s approved 17-game regular season schedule and the format that the extra game will follow, the Miami Dolphins will host the New York Giants. We all have wonderful memories of a certain tight end continually torching the G-Men, now might be time to add some more.
What’s more is that Kyle Pitts as a member of the Miami Dolphins can harm another NFC East team. You will recall that the only reason that the Dolphins even have the sixth overall pick after trading out of number three with the San Francisco 49ers is because they traded up with the Philadelphia Eagles. New York and Philly will pick right after Dallas, respectively, and keeping Kyle Pitts away from them is a victory in and of itself, but impacting them beyond that is icing on the cake.
The Dolphins picked up San Francisco’s 2022 first-round pick in their initial trade, but they sent their own 2022 first-rounder to the Eagles when they jumped back up to number six. Obviously the better that the Dolphins are this season the worse off that Eagles pick will be which is why a reinvigorated Miami offense by way of Kyle Pitts sounds like a great idea if he isn’t calling The Star at Frisco his new home.
It is possible that you want to see Pitts play for the Cowboys and the Cowboys alone, but that just doesn’t seem possible inside of a month to the draft. If he has to end up elsewhere it seems rather obvious that the Miami Dolphins are the best team for it to be.