Austin Pettis Scouting Report
Austin Pettis
Austin Pettis - Boise St. (HT: 6-2⅝ - WT: 209)
Combine 40: 4.61 - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 12 of 60

Positives: Good red zone target, uses his size to his advantage and has good body control when he's in the air... Good concentration and focus when tracking the ball... Above-average hands, catches the ball with his arms extended, doesn't let the ball get into his body... Shows a willingness to make plays across the middle of the field... Great route runner, finds ways to get open... Solid run blocker, walls off his defender... Consistently wins jump ball battles... Prototypical possession receiver, similar in many ways to current Texans receiver Kevin Walter... Led all receivers at the combine with a 3.88 shuttle time.

Negatives: Not very fast or explosive, solely a possession receiver... Slow getting off the line of scrimmage, struggles to beat press coverage... Marginal route runner, rounds off many of his cuts... Doesn't always come back to the football... Below-average after the catch, isn't going to run away from a defense and doesn't break a ton of tackles... Suffered a broken ankle in 2009... Will have to prove that his production wasn't a result of playing in Boise State's high powered offense... Limited potential with his lack of speed... Seemed to get outplayed by teammate Titus Young this year.

Season Team   REC YDS AVG LNG TD
  229 2838 12.4 65 39
2007 Boise St.   46 465 10.1 56 6
2008 Boise St.   49 567 11.6 24 9
2009 Boise St.   63 855 13.6 65 14
2010 Boise St.   71 951 13.4 58 10

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