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Georgia tight end Tre' McKitty made the most of his time with the Bulldogs and his headed to the NFL.

Los Angeles Chargers select Georgia tight end Tre’ McKitty in 2021 NFL Draft

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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