Five NFL Teams that would benefit from drafting Dante Pettis

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 30: Wide receiver Dante Pettis
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 30: Wide receiver Dante Pettis /
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Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens have a glaring need for wide receivers. Baltimore’s leading receiver last season was Mike Wallace, who had 748 yards and only four touchdowns. The team’s second leading receiver was 15th-year tight end Ben Watson. These are signals that the Ravens need to add significant amounts of depth and skill to this group. Adding Pettis would be a good start in getting the passing game to compliment Alex Collins and the running game.

Adding to the Ravens needs is the exodus of free agents. To balance their needs with available salary, the Ravens are rumored to considering cutting Jeremy Maclin.  With that in mind, you can expect multiple prospects landing in Baltimore to help the aerial attack. Pettis is ideally suited for the Ravens move-the-chains passing game.

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Quarterback Joe Flacco has a tendency to throw deep and take risks with the football. Pettis has become skilled in tracking the ball down the field due to the nature of some of Jake Browning’s wobbly throws. He could also become one of Flacco’s top options in the short passing game. With Wallace going deep on most plays and fellow veteran Jeremy Maclin taking up the rest of the secondary’s attention, Pettis could find a home in the slot and draw mismatches against linebackers or safeties.