In Pettis, the Niners are getting an speedy, elusive receiver who doubles as an elite return man. The Husky product broke the NCAA record for career return touchdowns (9), recording four in his senior season alone.
At points during the three-month draft process, Pettis was sidelined with an ankle injury, but fully recovered in time to hold a private pro day earlier this month. The wideout told NFL.com that he visited with seven teams, one of which happened to be the Niners.
Pettis told NFL.com he'd feel comfortable playing anywhere on the formation, including the slot where he could start this season.