Dennis Pitta was taken in the fourth round and was the second tight end that the Ravens took after Oregon's Ed Dickson in the third round. The Ravens are looking for a replacement for the aging Todd Heap and both of these players are pass catching tight ends.
Here is the grade that SB Nation's Baltimore Beatdown gave Pita:
Round 4 (114) - Dennis Pitta - TE - BYU
- Coming into this draft, 2nd year TE Davon Drew was the backup to Todd Heap. So, Baltimore decided to go out and reload at one of our most pressing needs and selected another Tight End in Dennis Pitta. Pitta is the ultimate package as a pass catching Tight End. A four year starter who has put up insane numbers and became one of the most dangerous players in college football over the last 2 seasons. Combing Pitta with Heap and Dickson, the Ravens can finally use the 2 and 3 Tight End offense, which is very dangerous in the NFL. Pitta "Plays Like a Raven."
Here are Pita's stats and a highlight video that Baltimore Beatdown put together.