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Five prospects the Bengals can target with Penei Sewell out of reach

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Bengals’ draft prospects: Kyle Pitts

You simply cannot mention offensive weapons in the 2021 draft class and leave out Florida tight end, Kyle Pitts. The Pennsylvania native is a mismatch nightmare and possesses the kind of skill set that will cause every team to at least consider him, outside of the top three, until he is off the board.

The tight end position is one that isn’t as highly valued as offensive tackle, cornerback, or edge rusher, but at the right spot, Pitts will throw that traditional line of thought out the window. The 6’6, 246-pounder may be listed as a tight end, but he plays the game like a wide receiver.

He’s been a force this season, coming away with 770 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns. That kind of stat line has been made possible because of his incredible catch radius and ability to create in the red-zone.

Adding him to the tall receivers the Bengals already possess (Higgins-6’4, Tate-6’5, Uzomah-6’6) would keep opposing defensive coordinators up at night. Burrow can just throw it up and let his supporting cast do the rest above the clouds.

It’s hard to pin down exactly what range Pitts may be drafted in right now. It seems unlikely that he would go as early as the Bengals are currently slated to pick.

That being said, the franchise could trade back, secure his services later on in the night, and pick up some extra draft capital. Either way, he’s a prospect WhoDey nation could very well end up watching inside Paul Brown Stadium next year.

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