View Full Version : WR Austin Pettis to visit the Steelers next week

04-02-2011, 09:03 PM
the tall WR Ben has been asking for?

Austin Pettis to visit the Steelers next week


Boise State wide receiver Austin Pettis is scheduled to visit the Pittsburgh Steelers next week, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

Pettis has drawn fourth-round and fifth-round grades from draft analysts.

Pettis ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds at the NFL scouting combine, but was extremely productive in college and has ideal size at 6-foot-3, 209 pounds.

The two-time first-team All-Western Athletic Conference selection is sure-handed, catching 71 passes last season for 951 yards and touchdoowns.

As a junior, he caught 65 passes for 855 yards and 14 touchdowns.

He ranks as Boise State's career leader with 229 receptions and 39 touchdowns, finishing second with 2,838 receiving yards.

The Broncos ranked second in scoring offense last season, averaging 46.67 points per contest last season.

In their Las Vegas Bowl win over Utah, Pettis caught 12 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Aus ... -week.html (http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Austin-Pettis-to-visit-the-Steelers-next-week.html)

04-02-2011, 09:36 PM
I like this a lot. If we grab him in the 4th I'd be very happy!

04-02-2011, 10:38 PM
I wouldn't be upset with this guy, but I'm still partial to greg little if he checks out interview wise

04-04-2011, 12:58 AM
not many receivers can list 39 touchdown receptions among their college accomplishments and Pettis' 6.68 3-cone shuttle time was the 3rd best of all WRs at the Combine, which means he's pretty quick in addition to being a good target in the red zone.

"Boise State wide receiver Austin Pettis will visit the team sometime next week. Pettis wracked up some pretty good numbers in his junior and senior years. With Hines Ward getting older and producing less (statistically), it would be a smart move to gain another receiver to develop. There’s uncertainty how Brown and Sanders will pan out over the next couple of seasons for the Steelers, and the team may have a bigger need if they cut Sweed during camp."

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04-04-2011, 09:51 AM
Pettis is an interesting guy. He is smart and competitive. He will be a good route runner and will be a nice target in our four wide and red zone packages. I'd be happy with him in the 4th. See ya, El and/or Battle.

04-06-2011, 07:28 PM
here's the other WR to visit the Steelers so far:

WR Denarius Moore visiting the Dolphins, to visit the Steelers

Ever since the season ended, Tennessee wide receiver Denarius Moore has boosted his draft stock into third-round to fourth-round consideration.

The latest example was his 4.37 in the 40-yard dash at his campus Pro Day workout after running a 4.43 at the NFL scouting combine to go with a 36-inch vertical leap, a 9-10 broad jump, a 1.55 10-yard split and 13 repetitions in the bench press.

Now, Moore is reaping some of the benefits of his athleticism with some face time with NFL teams.

He visited the Miami Dolphins over the past two days and visits the Pittsburgh Steelers later this week, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

He has already visited the New York Giants and has conducted a private workout for the Atlanta Falcons. He also had a meeting with the Baltimore Ravens.

The nearly 6-foot, 194-pounder caught a touchdown pass in the Texas vs. the Nation all-star game.

As a senior, he caught 43 passes for nine touchdowns and 981 yards and averaged nearly 21 yards per reception.

As a junior, he caught 40 passes for 540 yards and seven touchdowns.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/WR- ... elers.html (http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/WR-Denarius-Moore-visiting-the-Dolphins-to-visit-the-Steelers.html)

04-07-2011, 11:31 AM
Given the choice between Moore & Pettis- Chadman would take Pettis. They already have fast WR's- now they need some safe-hands type targets. Hmm- Kendricks in Round 3 & Pettis in Round 4- that's some good weapons for Ben...

04-07-2011, 12:01 PM
I wouldn't be upset with this guy, but I'm still partial to greg little if he checks out interview wise

Little could be a "steal" if he gets his head on straight!!!!! He is a little (no pun intended) raw as a WR but when the ball is in his hands he is electric. IIRC he also offers kick return capabilities.

Pettis also would be OK but I think we would need to get both in our designated WR round...3rd!!!