The Florida Gators may not have their Pro Day until March 31, but that doesn’t stop the former Gators Kyle pitts to put their athleticism to the test during training.
Today Pitts posted his 40-yard time, clocking an incredible, blazing 4.46 seconds.
The workout was posted on Instagram and eventually shared on other social media websites, forcing fans, draftniks and no doubt NFL Boy Scouts to sit in their place.
A 4.46-40-yard dash time would put Pitts in the 98 percent of all tight ends to run the 40-yard dash, tied with FAU’s Rob Housler as the last tight end to run on the 40 during that span. The best moment on record would come in 2006, when Vernon Davis of Maryland ran a breathtaking 4.38 40-yard dash.
The former Gators tight end is widely regarded as one of the 10, if not 5, top prospects in the entire draft class, regardless of position.
He won the John Mackay Award last season for the nation’s best tight end in the country, and had he played in Florida’s 12 games last season, he likely would have put himself in a position to be named a finalist. at the Heisman Awards ceremony. , he was so good.
In 2020, Pitts totaled 43 receptions for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns. In most false drafts for the 2021 NFL Draft, Pitts is considered a Top 10 selection, going up to second place overall in the New York Jets. While Pitts is unlikely to be selected this high, he is certainly highly regarded by project analysts across the country.
Currently, there is a debate over whether or not Pitts could be the best wide receiver, regardless of his position in the draft, ahead of LSU’s Jamarr Chase. That, combined with the incredible athleticism Pitts is sure to showcase at Pro Day in Florida later this month, could propel the tight end to be selected before many receivers, including Chase.
Time will tell if this comes to fruition or not, however, it looks like speed won’t be an issue as the project approaches in just over a month.