NFL Prospect V: WR Dante Pettis
Wide receiver Dante Pettis steps out from under the shadow of former teammate John Ross III, and rightfully takes his place in the sunshine. Pettis is a true senior, and would like nothing better than to go out on top. And he’s on track to do just that.
He rightfully becomes the Huskies number one receiving threat this season. And coming off an 822 yard15 TD season as the number two guy, you can expect to see plenty more production ahead.
He is not the guy who will “wow” you in a game. He just keeps catching, scoring again and again. In the end, he emerges as a great receiver, and it will catch everyone by surprise. He is ideal at 6-foot-1 and 188 pounds. His long strides chew up yardage effectively. He runs crisp routes that always place him where the ball is and the defender isn’t.
This year, watch Pettis assert himself. He gets the full length of his body and hands in his receptions. This year he will be involved all over the field. Even those crossing routes will play a part. He steps into the vacuum left by Ross’ departure. But he’ll soon prove worthy of the promotion.