When the Baltimore Ravens put a second-round tender on tight end Dennis Pitta last March, it was an interesting note because he is a top that many believe is on the verge of becoming one the best at his position in the league.
With his clutch catches in the playoffs against the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots, he has been able to make a name for himself in the lineup. That said, is it a big enough name for other teams around the league to match an offer?
We just saw the Pittsburgh Steelers match an offer for Emmanuel Sanders after the Patriots tried to pry the young wide receiver last week in exchange for a third-round pick. But who wants to give up a second for Pitta?
Part of the reason why the Ravens took their time in into this was due to all the transactions of Anquan Boldin, Ed Reed and Joe Flacco and Dannell Ellerbe. There have been many choices to make this offseason, and ultimately the Ravens thought Pitta was the one player they thought they could risk.
Pitta was top 10 in the league in catches last season with 61, and was 11th in yards with 669. He proved key in the most important category for his position, touchdowns, being tied sixth with seven. In the end, the Ravens may just prove to be on the money as usual about him.
Wola Odeniran is a blogger/Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter@WolaOdeniran.