Separated by just 44 picks in the 2010 draft, tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta still bring a tag-team dimension to the Baltimore Ravens a year later.
Indeed, it seems fitting the Ravens will try to replace two-time Pro Bowl tight end Todd Heap this season with a combination of the talents of Dickson, taken in the third round, and Pitta, taken in the fourth.
On an offense that needed to find more speed, Dickson likely will start in Sunday's season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but Pitta figures to get ample playing time. Both players are capable of lining up in the slot or along the line in the traditional tight end position.
"You're going to see them both in the game in different packages," Baltimore offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said. "In my mind, we've got two starting tight ends, and each brings something unique to our offense. So we're going to utilize them both, and I think we approach them both as starters."
Neither lacks talent, but the rotation keeps both of them from being viable fantasy players.