Scouting Report: Dennis Pitta
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Tight Ends Specific Categories
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Quite possibly the best pass catching tight end in the draft. Snags the ball out of the air and is a very natural receiver. Solid route runner that has smooth acceleration and doesn’t lose speed in cuts. Not afraid of contact. Can work the middle of the field, but was split out wide most often with BYU. Great concentration and looks the ball in. An above average blocker that isn’t afraid to mix it up. Super high character player that is very mature. Was a walk-on at BYU that may be a bit of an over-achiever.
Marginal straight line speed. Won’t be a deep threat at the next level. While he’s a willing blocker, he can get over-matched and will fall off blocks. Came from a strange system at BYU that had him lining up wide more often than not. May have trouble transitioning in a “block and release” style play. Is a bit older than most prospects (25) as he served a two year Mormon mission.
Pitta is an exceptional pass catcher that will make an NFL team very happy. He’s consistent, knows how to run routes and is a willing blocker. His work ethic alone will get him playing time with an NFL team, and don’t be surprised if he ends up having a better overall career than some of the more highly touted tight end prospects. There will be no concerns with Pitta off the field as he’s an Eagle Scout, a former team captain and is currently married.
Three year starter at BYU.
Awards and Honors
2009: Consensus 1st team All-American. 1st team All-MWC. Finalist for Mackey Award.
2008: 1st team All-MWC.
2007: 1st team All-MWC.
Unknown major at BYU.
Father played middle linebacker for California.
Sprained MCL in 2008 but did not miss any games.
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