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Dante Pettis | 0

WR | Washington | Chicago Bears
Ht: 6004 / 6' 00" | Wt: 195 | Upd: 03/18/2023


Birth Date: 10/23/1995
Age: 27
Original Team: SF
NFL Entry: 18 02 044
NFL Exp: 6
Depth Chart Key: UFA
Player Status: Un-Restricted Free Agent
Team History: SF NYG CHI

Player History

07/18 SF D/C signed
12/18 SF IR 17
11/20 SF waived
11/20 NYG w/claim from SF, exempt
11/20 NYG exemption lifted
11/20 NYG Covid-19
12/20 NYG activated 13
09/21 NYG waived
09/21 NYG P/SQ 0-5
10/21 NYG activated 5
10/21 NYG P/SQ 6
10/21 NYG activated 6
11/21 NYG IR 8
01/22 NYG Covid-19
01/22 NYG IR 17
03/22 NYG UFA
05/22 CHI UFA signed
03/23 CHI UFA

Ourlads' Profile:

2018 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about DANTE PETTIS: Washington, 6004 186 4.47. Three-year starter from San Clemente, CA. An explosive playmaker and return man. A good athlete with quick feet and a pound for pound toughness to his play. Competes at a high level with strong football instincts to make dynamic plays. Has good release footwork at the line of scrimmage, winning with his savvy and quickness. Good route runner at all three levels, using stems and head nods to set up defenders. Instinctual knack to find holes in zones. Creates separation with good acceleration out of his breaks. Has good top end speed to run away from defenders. Good catch radius with the athletic ability to contort his body to make the catch. Has the ability to pluck the ball out of the air with strong and quick hands. Works well and shows good focus when making catches in traffic. Wins 50/50 balls with a good tracking ability and uses savvy timing to high point the football. Has good catch and run ability using his elusiveness to make the defender miss and good acceleration to get extra yardage. Above average effort in the run game. An elite return man at the NCAA level and is the career record holder with nine punt returns for touchdowns. Struggles with press man physical corners and will have to adjust at the pro level. Doesn’t get back on top of corners and control the route once he has beaten them with his speed. Had inconsistent production. Comes from an athletic background as his father Gary Pettis, played 11 seasons in the MLB. His cousin, Austin Pettis, was a wide receiver with the St. Louis Rams. Pettis is a dynamic playmaker who is tough and savvy. 2017 stats: 63-761, 12.1 ypr, 7 TD, 21-428 PR, 20.4 avg, 4 TD. Did not work out at Combine, his choice. Third/fourth round. (A-32 1/4, H-9 1/2, VJ-36, SS-DNP).