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Kyle Pitts, Kyle Trask, Kadarius Toney Impress NFL Teams at Florida Pro Day

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 31, 2021

Florida tight end Kyle Pitts (84) runs for yards after a catch against Texas A&M during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)
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Kyle Pitts stood out at Florida's pro day Wednesday among those looking to boost their stock ahead of the 2021 NFL draft.

Potential first-round picks Kyle Trask and Kadarius Toney performed well but no one turned heads as much as Pitts with some incredible workouts:

B/R Gridiron @brgridiron

4.44u 🤯 Florida TE Kyle Pitts showing out at pro day (via @KimJonesSports) https://t.co/UiMcgpfxZS

PFF @PFF

Kyle Pitts is a cheat code 👀🎮 https://t.co/flguPkgZhs

The tight end's numbers were not only elite for this class but were among the best we have seen in years:

Jim Nagy @JimNagy_SB

Official measurements for Florida TE Kyle Pitts: 6055 245 10 5/8👀 33 4/8 83 3/8👀

Field Yates @FieldYates

Florida TE Kyle Pitts just posted an unofficial 4.44 40 at nearly 6-6 and 245 pounds. Built in a lab.

PFF @PFF

Kyle Pitts has a longer wingspan than any WR or TE in the NFL (83 3/8") in the last 20 years 🤯 Breaking DK Metcalf’s record 👀 https://t.co/CTt8U0sEMT

Marcus Mosher @Marcus_Mosher

97th percentile broad jump for Kyle Pitts https://t.co/iSiRlWcQ9A

Pitts was a consensus All-American this season after totaling 770 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in just eight games.

According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, "multiple NFL evaluators" call Pitts the best overall player in the draft.

Bleacher Report's Scouting Department rates him as the No. 3 player in the class and there is a strong chance he will be taken early in the first round even at a "low-value position."

Toney is another exciting player heading into the draft thanks to his athleticism, which was on display Wednesday:

Gators Football @GatorsFB

4.39 for @0fficialC2N 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/PUgYnPpsOs

Kate Magdziuk @FFballblast

I wasn't able to clip the audio, but I'm like 99% sure they called this a 40.5" vertical for Kadarius Toney and this is 99% going to get lost under Ja'Marr Chase, but dang. https://t.co/11yRv55zk8

Michael F. Florio @MichaelFFlorio

Kadarius Toney 40-TD dash: 4.41 (some say 4.39) Ranked Top-5 in this class with: - 27 explosive plays (15+ yards) - 20 missed tackles forced Can operate out of the slot and be utilized in the run game. Landing spot greatly matters but I’m intrigued

The versatile player has been used as a running back, receiver and returner during his college career and could be a useful addition for a creative coach at the next level.

The pro day was also a showcase for Trask, who is widely considered the sixth-best quarterback in the class behind a top tier of Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson, Justin Fields, Mac Jones and Trey Lance. He at least got some support from his coaching staff.

"I don't know how he's being overlooked like that," Gators offensive line coach Brett Heggie said Wednesday.

"When all is said and done, I think a lot of people will be surprised with the NFL career he has," head coach Dan Mullen said.

Trask displayed his arm strength and accuracy with the throwing portion of the day:

Kim Jones @KimJonesSports

We’ve reached the throwing portion of #Florida #proday. Kyle Trask to Kyle Pitts. ⁦@nflnetwork⁩ https://t.co/vc3TPRIH6t

Thomas Goldkamp @ThomasGoldkamp

The touch and timing on Kyle Trask's deep balls so far much more on point than the earlier shorter routes. Seems like he's settled in a bit.

He also had the chance to impress several notable coaches in attendance, including a few that will likely be looking for quarterbacks this offseason:

Jim Nagy @JimNagy_SB

Coaches in attendance for @GatorsFB pro-day: * Brian Flores * Matt Rhule * Zac Taylor * Urban Meyer * Josh McDaniels

Trask torched the SEC last year with 4,283 passing yards, 43 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He will hope to get a chance to produce similar numbers at the next level.