Austin Pettis scouting report

Austin Pettis WR Boise State
Ht: 6’3″

Wt: 209

Strengths:
Prototypical height. Good overall strength and has the frame to add more weight. A polished route runner. Does a great job selling fakes and shaking coverage despite his limited quickness and agility.
Weaknesses:
Limited athleticism. Lacks the speed to stretch the field. Not a threat to pick up yards after the catch. Leaping ability is average at best; doesn’t have the skills necessary to consistently go up in traffic and pluck the ball out of the air.
Comments:
Pettis reminds me of Brian Robiskie, which is both good and bad. Like Robiskie he lacks the elite athleticism that many receivers have at the next level. However, he’s a smart player who does a nice job running routes and should be able to carve out a role for himself in the NFL. If given time to develop he could become a solid possession receiver in the right system.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 1 Comment

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