Falcons Sign First-Round TE Kyle Pitts, Wrap Up Draft Class

The Falcons announced they signed TE Kyle Pitts to a four-year rookie contract.

This officially wraps up the Falcons’ 2021 NFL draft class. 

Round Player Pos. Note
1 Kyle Pitts TE Signed
2 Richie Grant S Signed
3 Jalen Mayfield OL Signed
4 Darren Hall CB Signed
4 Drew Dalman OL Signed
5 Ta’quon Graham DT Signed
5 Adetokunbo Ogundeji DE Signed
5 Avery Williams CB Signed
6 Frank Darby WR Signed


Pitts, 20, was a two-year starter at Florida and a first-team All-SEC select as a sophomore and junior. He won the John Mackey Award for the best tight end in the country last season. The Falcons drafted Pitts with the No. 4 overall pick.

Pitts is projected to sign a four-year, $32,910,494 contract with the Falcons that includes a $21,294,905 signing bonus. The Falcons will have a fifth-year option to pick up on him in 2024. 

Lance Zierlein compares Pitts to Raiders TE Darren Waller

During his college career at Florida, Pitts caught 100 passes for 1,492 yards receiving and 19 touchdowns over the course of three seasons and 32 games.

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