Mac Jones has been the big name rumored to go to San Francisco, but Fields unequivocally has a higher ceiling, and he would be lethal in a 49ers offense that has grown tired of Jimmy Garoppolo’s inconsistency. Critics of Fields’ inability to get past his first read are not only misrepresenting him, but they are utterly wrong in every which way.
Fields can throw lasers to all parts of the field, use his 4.5 speed to be an absolute demon in the running game, and fit the ball into tight windows due to precise accuracy. While he didn’t have great games against top-tier competition, Fields has the talent to become a star in any system. Adding him to a Kyle Shanahan offense could be borderline unfair.
Atlanta is in need of a potential Matt Ryan successor, a running game, and pieces on the defensive side of the ball. Even with all of those holes, Pitts’ 4.44 40-yard dash at his pro day has put him in such an elite tier that it would be foolish for the Falcons to let him slip. He should be able to start over Hayden Hurst the minute he touches down in Georgia.
Pitts is an average blocker, but his historically long wingspan, jaw-dropping speed for the position, and ability to make tough catches in close coverage make him one of the best tight end prospects of the last decade. The defense will need work, but an Arthur Smith offense featuring Pitts, Julio Jones, and Calvin Ridley would be too much for any defense to stomach.