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Schrager’s mock draft has St. Louis Cardinals go big, trade up for TE Kyle Pitts

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The Good Morning Football have has the St. Louis Cardinals surrendering big-time draft capital to climb for Florida tight end Kyle Pitts, trading No. 16, a 2022 first-round pick and a 2022 third-rounder to the Detroit Lions for the seventh selection.

Pitts is one of the 2021 class’ true difference-makers. The 6-foot-6 tight end had 12 scores in only eight games for the Gators last season, getting 43 balls for an aggregate of 770 yards, an average of almost 18 yards a reception.

NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein looks at Pitts to Hall of Fame wideout Calvin Johnson regarding the amount of a matchup issue Pitts could be, suggesting that teams in Pitts’ division may need to assemble their defense a specific method to stop him. He’s just excessively quick for most linebackers and too big for all cornerbacks.

It’s hard not to get giddy when picturing that kind of weapon in Kliff Kingsbury’s offense close by Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins. Arizona additionally lost Dan Arnold in free agency, its best getting threat at tight end.

In any case, the cost is surely a high one to pay for Pitts, and that is even prior to considering the Cardinals not using their first-rounder on a cornerback after the way their offseason has played out.

As Schrager notes, however, Keim has been aggressive this offseason and he’s not one to show trepidation for a big-time move.

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