Kyle Pitts made historical past within the spring when the Atlanta Falcons selected him with the No. four decide of the NFL Draft. It was the very best a good finish has ever been chosen in NFL historical past.
Because the Falcons presently undergo an ebb of their franchise’s historical past, Pitts is relishing the possibility to turn into a fully-fledged NFL participant. It’s every little thing he’s ever dreamed of.
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“I’ll be very excited,” Pitts stated Wednesday, through the Atlanta Journal-Structure. “I’ve been ready my entire life. I’ve been desirous to play within the NFL my entire life.”
Pitts will instantly be the point of interest of a brand new offense helmed by new head coach Arthur Smith and offensive coordinator Dave Ragone. Quarterback Matt Ryan misplaced Julio Jones through a commerce with the Tennessee Titans however will nonetheless have Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage to throw to as nicely.
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There’s a ton of expectations for Pitts coming into his first season as a professional. He had a standout junior season at Florida with 43 catches for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns. The younger stud stated he doesn’t even trouble with any type of media.
“I have never learn an article since my freshman 12 months of highschool,” he stated in a profile on the staff’s web site. “I do not learn the media. I do not hearken to the expectations. I do know what coach [Arthur] Smith and coach [Justin] Peelle anticipate from me and what is going on on on this constructing and my rapid circle, so that is what I deal with and hearken to.”
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Pitts and the Falcons begin their season towards the Philadelphia Eagles on Sept. 12.
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