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Kyle Pitts is College Football’s Most Valuable Offensive Weapon

Kyle Pitts continues to be a matchup nightmare for defenses. Coming into the Week 3 game against Texas A&M, the Florida tight end had caught six touchdowns. Make that seven touchdowns following the first quarter of Saturday’s game against the Aggies.

Pitts went up and grabbed an impressive score against two defenders to give Florida a 7-0 lead on the team’s first drive of the game. Check out the clip below from a CBS Sports tweet:

At this point, what can defenses do to stop Pitts? He’s been attracting the attention of multiple defenders for some time now, and yet, he continues to add to his yardage and touchdown totals with ease on a weekly basis. He’s now at 15 receptions for 255 yards (17 yards per catch) to go along with those seven scores.

At 6-foot-6, 245 pounds, Pitts brings natural length and top-tier athleticism to the position. But he’s not a traditional tight end. He’s part of the new wave of offensive weapons that can do some in-line work but does most of his damage as a big slot or perimeter receiver.

That especially holds true in the red zone.

Pitts play this season has led to praise from virtually everyone, including former Florida head coach Urban Meyer. Meyer said earlier this morning that Kyle Pitts “has been the most impressive player in 2020 so far.”

Florida’s defense continues to be a liability in allowing chunk yardage from offenses. In just over a quarter of play, they’ve allowed Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond to complete 10 of his 12 passes for 147 yards (12.3 yards per attempt) and a score.

With that being said, the Gators offense, including a dynamic Kyle Trask-Kyle Pitts combination, is capable of outscoring almost anybody.

Follow Clint Lamb on Twitter @ClintRLamb.

Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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  1. Texas A&M is showing what you can do to stop him – keep him off the field against our sorry-ass defense. They’re keeping the ball for as long as they want each possession. Keep the ball out of Trask’s hands and Pitts is completely useless.

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