What's the best NFL draft year

After the quarterbacks came a number of pass catchers.

The Atlanta Falcons selected Kyle Pitts, who scored 12 touchdown passes in eight games for Florida last year, as the highest-drawn tight end in history, Pitts is expected to revolutionize the way NFL offense tight ends Use As Kellen Winslow, Tony Gonzalez, Rob Gronkowski, George Kittle, Travis Kelce, and many others have revolutionized the position over the past 50 years. Apparently the narrow end position has gone through as many revolutions as 19th century Italy.

The Cincinnati Bengals picked Louisiana State wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase as the fifth pick, uniting him with Joe Burrow, Chase's college quarterback and top pick in last year's draft. If the Bengals morph into a L. S. U. alumni team, they'll get an identity for at least the first time since Boomer Esiason left in 1993.

Fast Alabama recipient Jaylen Waddle joined the Miami Dolphins in the next poll, No. 6 overall, jumping ahead of the more accomplished teammate DeVonta Smith, who was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in 10th poll.

Smith is called the Slim Reaper, which sounds like the world's only Eminem / Iron Maiden tribute band, but instead refers to the fact that Smith reportedly weighs around 166 pounds, a couple of waffle house breakfasts that are below the N.F.L. minimum threshold. Smith should have taken the 45-pound Heisman trophy he won last season on a scale to reassure the judges.

Like Chase, Waddle and Smith are reunited with their college quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa (in Miami) and Jalen Hurts (in Philadelphia). But it's not really noticeable when this happens to Alabama players.