Steve Bisciotti: "I'm praying that Dennis [Pitta] comes back." Says he's very confident #Ravens will find a move TE in 3rd or 4th round.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 1, 2015
Hey, Steve Bisciotti isn't the only one praying, wishing and hoping Dennis Pitta will be able to return to the playing field and resume his career.
His teammates, coaches, friends, family and fans want the same thing, for Pitta to get back to doing what he does best on the gridiron. But the problem is that Pitta's injury is problematic in that the exact same thing has happened twice. The risk could be too great for Pitta to jeopardize his health.
Therefore, the Ravens will look for a tight end. Now, they could look to the first round and grab Minnesota's Maxx Williams if available. Or they may — as Bisciotti suggests — wait until the third or fourth round to find one. Options include Penn State's Jesse James, Ohio State's Jeff Heuerman, Notre Dame's Ben Koyak and Florida State's Nick O'Leary, as well as others.
It does feel like a position that would be way too much to invest in with a first-round pick. And after all, Pitta himself was a fourth-rounder. Talent can be found at the tight end position in the middle rounds. The Ravens could be hoping the same applies in this draft class.