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Austin Pettis (WR)
  • Height:
    6'3"
  • Weight:
    209 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 3/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 3/4 in.
  • College:
    Boise St.
  • Conference:
    Mountain West
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Selected by: St. Louis Rams
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 14 (78)

Pick Analysis: Sam Bradford gets another weapon with the addition of Pettis. He is one of the most polished route runners in the draft, and his dependability will make him a valuable option in the Rams' passing game. He will likely compete for a role as a No. 3 receiver in his first season.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.61 sec
  • Bench Press14.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump33.5 inch
  • Broad Jump120.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill6.68 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.14 sec
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Overview

Pettis looks like a solid backup wide receiver with the mentality to contribute on special teams. Is a very experienced player who was highly-productive in college, especially in the red zone. Has the natural ball skills and hands you look for in a receiver. While we worry about his ability to separate and get deep at the next level, he still makes so many plays in a crowd using his size and body control. Pettis frame, hands and production level in college will likely land him in the middle rounds of the 2011 draft.


Strengths

Pettis has good size and strength for the receiver position. Displays the ability to sit in soft spots of zone coverage. Catches the ball away from his frame and shows the body control necessary to bring in the poorly thrown pass. Will make tough catches in traffic and win jump balls. Flashes the ability to be a mean run blocker.

Weaknesses

May have difficulty separating from tight man coverage at the next level. Not overly explosive off the line, builds speed with his long strides, and does not possess the speed to get vertical in the NFL. Won't turn too many short passes into long gains or make defenders miss.

Grade

5.1

 

Video Playlist

  1. Boise State pro-day report

    Published: March 24, 2011 at 06:28 p.m.

    How high will Boise State WRs Titus Young and Austin Pettis climb on draft boards? "Path to the Draft" examines.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Austin Pettis

    Published: March 9, 2011 at 06:15 p.m.

    Watch Boise State WR Austin Pettis compete at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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