Is Kyle Pitts the exception to the 'Don't draft rookie TEs' rule?

NFL No. 4 overall pick Kyle Pitts has fantasy superstar written all over him -- but history hasn't been kind to rookie TEs. Where should he go in your drafts? Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

On one hand, we've got a once-in-a-generation tight end prospect in Kyle Pitts.

Pitts managed an extraordinary 1,492 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns in his 32 games at the University of Florida, the former setting a school record for a tight end. He became the first tight end in 43 years to finish in the top 10 of the Heisman voting. Pitts became the highest-drafted tight end in the common draft era (1967 forward), when the Atlanta Falcons selected him fourth overall in the NFL draft, so it's no surprise that there is plenty of excitement surrounding him in fantasy leagues.

On the other hand, we've got that age-old theory that tight ends rarely meet or exceed their rookie-year expectations. It has long been said that the position has among the steepest learning curves at the NFL level, so rookie tight ends should be avoided in fantasy.

So which is it? Is Pitts that star-caliber, buck-the-trend performer fantasy managers need to aggressively draft, or is he just the next in a long line of soon-to-disappoint rookies? And just to be clear