With the 97th pick in the 2021 NFL draft, the Chargers selected tight end Tre’ McKitty out of the University of Georgia.
The 2020 season was McKitty’s first and only season with Bulldogs. He earned the starting job in camp but was sparingly used in the passing game as he recorded just six receptions on 10 targets for 108 yards and one touchdown. On the flip side, the 6’4, 246-pounder was a decent blocker in the run game.
Before transferring to UGA, McKitty spent three seasons at Florida State. He became a starter during his true sophomore season in 2018 where he recored career-highs of 26 catches and 256 yards. As a junior, he finished with 23 receptions for 241 yards.
With massive hands (10 3⁄4 inches), he’s got the natural physical tools to have some upside as a possession receiver up the seam and in the red zone. He’s has the ability to play in-line but I’d use him mainly as a move tight end that can help set the edge in wide zone runs.
Tre McKitty was drafted with pick 97 of round 3 in the 2021 draft class. He scored a 6.22 RAS out of a possible 10.00. This ranked 352 out of 929 TE from 1987 to 2021. https://t.co/20N8ZAML1s #RAS #Chargers pic.twitter.com/eJnwOc5zGh— Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb) May 1, 2021