Tight end Dennis Pitta became the second Ravens rookie to agree to a deal on Monday, reaching a three-year contract with the team, a league source confirmed.

A fourth-round pick, Pitta was a surprise selection because the Ravens had just chosen tight end Ed Dickson in the third round. Both will compete to be the top backup behind Todd Heap this season.

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"Whatever I can do offensively for this team, I'll do," Pitta said. "Whether it's being a backup somewhere and supporting the guy ahead of me, it's about contributing to this team in any way that you can."

A walk-on wide receiver at BYU, he switched to tight end and finished as the school's all-time leader in receptions (221), surpassing Austin Collie. Last season, he was a unanimous All-Mountain West first-team selection after making 62 catches for 829 yards and eight touchdowns.

Ravens director of college scouting Joe Hortiz said he saw Pitta drop only one pass in six games that he watched. Pitta, who is 6-foot-4, 245 pounds, is versatile enough to line up in the slot or as a traditional tight end.

"Dennis is a real instinctive player," Hortiz said. "He's got outstanding hands. He's a real savvy route runner and just knows how to get open versus a zone. He's quick and sudden enough to be a mismatch versus linebackers, and he just brings that flexibility to an offense where you can line him up."

The Ravens have five draft picks left to sign: outside linebacker Sergio Kindle (second round); defensive tackle Terrence Cody (second round); tight end Ed Dickson (third round); wide receiver David Reed (fifth round); and offensive tackle Ramon Harewood (sixth round).

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