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Austin Pettis
Round 3, Pick 78
Position: WR
Class:  4Sr
School: Boise State
Conference: Western Athletic
HT: 6-2.5
WT: 209
40 Time: 4.56
Biography: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his sophomore season. Senior totals included 71/951/10 after 63/855/14 as a junior. Used as the team's holder on field goals. Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his sophomore season. Senior totals included 71/951/10 after 63/855/14 as a junior.

Positives: "Strong, dependable receiver who's been very productive on the college level. Tough, goes over the middle and extends to make the reception away from his frame. Takes a pounding and makes the tough catch in a crowd, holding onto passes. Uses his frame to shield away opponents. Gets vertical over defenders and wins out in battles. Makes the tough over-the-shoulder reception downfield. Flashes ability blocking downfield. Is a good special teams player."

Negatives: One-speed receiver who cannot beat defenders down the field. Is an average route runner.

Analysis: "Pettis has been a consistent force in the Boise State offense and is a sure-handed receiver who always comes away with the reception. He has the ability to produce on special teams, which adds to his value. Pettis is a solid top 100 selection with the ability to produce as a third receiver in the NFL."

Projection: 3rd
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2010 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Average Per Reception Receiving Touchdowns
71 951 13.4 10
2010 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average Per Rush Touchdowns
0 0 0.0 0
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