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Bengals land Kyle Pitts in latest mock draft

Kyle Pitts has been labeled a “generational talent” and “matchup nightmare.”

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Recent mock drafts usually involve the Bengals taking a rotation of Ja’Marr Chase, Penei Sewell, and Rashawn Slater.

However, in a recent mock draft on, Lance Zierlein predicts the Bengals going in a different direction.

In Zierlein’s mock draft, with the fifth overall pick, the Bengals select Florida Gators tight end Kyle Pitts.

“I understand the Bengals need offensive line help,” Zierlein said, “but they also have the 38th overall pick and loads of cap space to address that area. Pitts has a chance to be a generational talent and a relentless nightmare for opposing defenses.”

In this particular mock draft, Chase, Sewell, and Slater were all on the board by this point. Usually in mock drafts, of of those three are gone by the Bengals pick, which makes the decision easier. But according to Zierlein, all of those options are still available.

In eight games at Florida this year, Pitts had 43 receptions for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns. Some analysts think he could play wide receiver.

Pitts is a touchdown machine, and could certainly boost the Bengals offense. He is comparable to Darren Waller, who had an amazing season for the Raiders this past year.

Do the Bengals need help at other positions more than tight end? Or should the Bengals go for “generational talent.”

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