Austin Pettis scouting report

Austin Pettis WR Boise State
Ht: 6’3″

Wt: 209

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.
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.
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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