5 prospects the Panthers do not want to see in the NFC South

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Kyle Pitts – TE (Florida)

The Atlanta Falcons hold all the cards from No. 4 overall in the 2021 NFL Draft. The San Francisco 49ers moving up to No. 3 almost guarantees they’ll be taking a quarterback, which means the real action is going to start one position later.

There are a number of ways Atlanta could go. They have taken calls from teams looking to move up, could find a long-term replacement for Matt Ryan, or pick the top non-signal-caller on their draft board.

If they opt to go with the third option, then this would ensure Kyle Pitts comes into play. The Florida tight end has an abundance of talent and could even revolutionize the position with a smooth transition to the pro ranks, with the prospect boosting his stock a significant amount during his final season with the Gators in 2020.

Pitts has so much going for him, it’s scary. He is a matchup nightmare anywhere he lines up, almost never drops passes thrown in his direction, and has supreme confidence in his own ability that is going to make him a force to be reckoned with from the word go.

Putting a talent like Pitts on a Falcons’ offense that still includes Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley is a mouth-watering proposition and one that would give the Carolina Panthers some substantial problems for years to come.