Atlanta heads into Day 2 one freakish tight end richer, with many holes still to fill.
The Falcons selected Kyle Pitts last night, a move that will be dissected by fans for years to come. If it works out and Pitts is one of the NFL’s elite talents, it’ll be tough to complain, especially if Justin Fields doesn’t exactly pan out in Chicago. If not, well, Falcons fans are used to picking apart draft picks, to say the least.
Pitts is far from the final word on this draft class, of course. Atlanta has two more picks tonight and will be selecting early on Friday evening with plenty of quality talent still on the board, As we’ve written throughout today, choosing Pitts indicates you’re married to a best player available philosophy and you’re trying to win with Matt Ryan at the helm simultaneously, so tonight should once again be plenty interesting. I’d hope the Falcons could attack some of their major needs—their board would seem to align well with their needs at safety and guard, in particular—but prepare for more surprises.
Use this as your open thread and enjoy! May the Falcons make you happy this evening.
Round 1, Pick 4: TE Kyle Pitts, Florida
Round 2, Pick 35
Round 3, Pick 68
Round 4, Pick 108
Round 5, Pick 148
Round 5, Pick 182
Round 5, Pick 183
Round 6, Pick 187
Round 6, Pick 219