5 NFL tight ends that will reach 1,000 yards receiving in 2022

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The use of vertical threat tight ends has changed how offenses call their plays. Which players will have an exceptional season in 2022?

Wide receivers and running backs have to be relied on to make plays throughout the season. As the season progresses and defenses adjust, NFL offensive coordinators must find new means of working the ball downfield.

Versatile tight ends at hand can be pivotal to an NFL aerial attack.

Which tight ends should be considered the best at their craft? Which ones could go off for 1,000 yards or more in the 2022 NFL season?

Dec 26, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (8) catches a pass behind Detroit Lions cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu (26) during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /

NFL Tight End No.5: Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons

44. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. TE. Atlanta Falcons. Kyle Pitts. 5. player

Marcus Mariota and the Atlanta offense have spent their off-season building chemistry for the upcoming season. After parting ways with veteran Matt Ryan, head Coach Arthur Smith must have faith in his new veteran quarterback.

In seven seasons, Mariota has thrown for more than 13,000 yards.

Weapons like tight end Kyle Pitts should help the Falcons’ new gunslinger get acclimated to his new team. His 15.1 yards per catch average finished 11th among receivers last season.

Recording over 1,000 yards receiving as a rookie was an incredible accomplishment for Florida’s former standout.

The lack of depth at the receiver position in Atlanta will force Pitts to take on a more prominent role in Dave Ragone’s scheme.