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Dennis Pitta
Round 4, Pick 114
Position: TE
Class: 5Sr
School: BYU
Conference: Mountain West
HT: 6-4.5
WT: 245
40 Time: 4.66
Biography: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his sophomore season. Led the team in receiving last year posting 62/829/8 after career numbers of 83/1083/6 as a junior. Initially enrolled at BYU in 2003, spending two seasons on the football field before serving a church mission from 2005 2006.

Positives: Terrific pass catching tight end most effective in motion. Effectively uses hand technique to protect himself, consistently finds ways to get open and displays good awareness of zones or coverage thrown by the opponent. Possesses terrific focus, natural receiving skills and goes up against defenders to make the difficult reception. Does not break stride to catch the ball, lays out or extends for the tough grab, taking the big hit it holding onto the ball.

Negatives: Gives effort blocking yet lacks strength at the point and struggles to finish blocks or falls off them altogether. Adequate speed yet not a true downfield threat.

Analysis: Pitta has been wildly productive the past three seasons and is a pass catching tight end with natural receiving skills. He won't wow scouts with his athleticism yet could very easily make it as a move tight end or in a West Coast offense.

Projection: 3rd
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