You know, I heard some people say this and I thought, "no way". You don't trade three draft picks to move up to #3 to draft a tight end, but these offensive gurus are a wacky group. But, then again, we're talking Sean McVay who hasn't had a first round pick as he trades them away.
Yahoo! Sports wrote:
But in the back of Sean McVay’s mind, he thought San Francisco might’ve moved up to take Florida’s transcendent tight end Kyle Pitts. McVay had Kyle Shanahan on his podcast, “Flying Coach,” and said he thought for a minute that the 49ers were going to take Pitts third overall.https://sports.yahoo.com/sean-mcvay-tho ... 49128.html
“I thought there was a possibility that Kyle was gonna go Pitts at three,” McVay said. “In all seriousness, because he’s such a visionary. I’m telling you, I didn’t think it was going to be a crazy thought because you go back to when New England had the two-tight end set and they were doing things totally different. You think about what (George) Kittle – and then the thing that makes sense is, hey, Jimmy’s (Garoppolo) produced all the way. This isn’t a production thing. This is an availability thing. So if it’s not Mac Jones – and I hadn’t studied Trey because there wasn’t a lot of film exposure going back a couple years and we weren’t in that market, so I didn’t know other than watching him throw at his pro day that you’re saying, ‘Alright, you can see a lot of the things that you like and that would make sense.’”