3. New York Giants first-round draft targets – TE Kyle Pitts
This pick may seem a bit strange on paper considering the fact that the Giants already have a tight end in Evan Engram. New York picked up its fifth-year option on Engram over the summer and he rewarded them with a Pro Bowl campaign, but his generally inconsistent play may make them hesitant to commit to Engram long-term.
One option could be to draft Pitts, the best tight end prospect in the class, to serve as a complement to Engram this year and give the Giants an option if Engram regresses in 2021. Pitts is an incredible mismatch for opposing defenses thanks to his incredible size/speed combo, which could prove to be a big help for Jones’ development.
Head coach Joe Judge is also used to working with teams that utilize two tight ends to great effect after coming from New England, where the Patriots famously featured both Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. Pairing Pitts with Engram could give the Giants a similar look and let offensive coordinator Jason Garrett come up with unique play concepts to utilize their skills.
This may not be a true no. 1 wide receiver, but Pitts has a chance to become the kind of special tight end that can wreck a game like Travis Kelce or George Kittle does on a weekly basis. Selecting Pitts would be an outside-the-box choice with the potential for a massive payoff.