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Dennis Pitta (TE)
  • Height:
    6'4"
  • Weight:
    245 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 in.
  • College:
    BYU
  • Conference:
    IA Independents
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Selected by: Baltimore Ravens
Round: 4
Pick (Overall): 16 (114)
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Pick Analysis: The Ravens pick up a versatile pass catcher with exceptional skills in Dennis Pitta. The BYU product gives the team a dynamic weapon to feature as a possible H-Back. With the Ravens continuing to add pieces to their aerial attack, Joe Flacco is poised to make another significant leap in his development in 2010.

Overview

Pitta is an older senior in that he has five years of football at BYU plus a two year mission which will put him at 25 during his rookie season. He is more of a receiving tight end than a blocking or dual purpose one and will need some time to get used to lining up in a three point stance as BYU generally flexes their tight ends out in a two point stance. He is not real explosive on his release and will need some work on escaping the press at the next level.


Strengths

Plenty big with very good hands and concentration. Possesses rare body control and consistently shields defenders from the ball. Runs precise routes and is very smooth in and out of breaks. Extremely productive in college.

Weaknesses

Lacks the bulk necessary to be a productive in-line blocker. Operated from a two point stance and will have to learn to release from the line. Does not have the speed to spread the field at the next level.

Grade

7.4

 

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  • Draft Gems: Dennis Pitta

    Published: April 13, 2010 at 12:30 p.m.

    Teams in need of a pass catching TE should look no further than BYU's all time leader in receptions.

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