Stealing one player from every Panthers NFC South rival in 2022

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Atlanta Falcons. KYLE PITTS. 1. player. 44. . TE

Carolina Panthers would love to steal Kyle Pitts

The Carolina Panthers have found it extremely difficult to come up with adequate production from the tight end position since Greg Olsen left for the Seattle Seahawks in 2022 free agency. Ben McAdoo’s arrival might change all that, but it remains to be seen whether Ian Thomas and Tommy Tremble can make the improvements to provide the sort of numbers needed.

Having a tight end that can become a significant factor in the passing game is almost essential for any contending team. Although the Atlanta Falcons won’t be among the frontrunners to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy this season, they at least have a game-changing presence in Kyle Pitts to lean on heavily.

Pitts came into the league as a generational prospect out of Florida, where he took the college football world by storm. Based on his rookie campaign, these lofty expectations were more than justified.

The former first-round pick was an absolute revelation for the Falcons in 2021, gaining 68 receptions for 1,026 receiving yards and a Pro Bowl selection in Year 1 of his professional career. It was a surprise to see Pitts score one touchdown as a result of his efforts, but this is something that can be rectified over time.

If the Panthers had Pitts, then it would be an instant game-changer. One that could propel a talented offense to bigger and better things moving forward.