ATHENS — The Los Angeles Chargers made Georgia and former Florida State tight end Tre’ McKitty their third-round selection with the 97th overall pick on Friday night.
“He is a threat to stretch the deep middle, he’s a threat with the ball in his hands and he’s an athlete,” ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said. “He’s got really good hands, and he’s a good attitude kid.”
McKitty is the sixth player from Georgia selected in the 2021 NFL Draft
:• CB Eric Stokes (Green Bay), 29th overall, first round
• CB Eric Stokes (Green Bay), 29th overall, first round
• CB Tyson Campbell (Jacksonville ), 33rd overall, second round
• OLB Azeez Ojulari (New York Giants ),50th overall, second round
• MLB Monty Rice (Tennessee), 92nd overall, third round
• OG Ben Cleveland (Baltimore), 94th overall, third round
McKitty was on the NFL radar before arriving at Georgia, having impressed scouts during this three years at Florida State (2017-19).
Jim Nagy, executive director of the Senior Bowl and a former NFL scout with New England, Seattle and Green Bay, has said McKitty will be a better pro player than he was in college.
“He’s really athletic, he has the size to play at the line of scrimmage,” Nagy said. “For a big guy, he can drop his weight and create separation, and he’s good after the catch.”
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McKitty proved as much at the Senior Bowl, being named the top tight end on his team at the all-star game in a vote by his peers.
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