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Does Dante Pettis have the talent and potential to be a #1 WR for this team?

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Does Dante Pettis have the talent and potential to be a #1 WR for this team?

I say yes. Excellent route running, elite separation, exceptional hands. He high points the ball and plucks it at the last instant, not giving the defender a chance to make a play. Great ability at making defenders miss once he has the ball, and his stiff-arm is mean. Of course the question is his durability and health, but I think with how the rules are changing, he's the perfect WR, especially in Shanahan's system.



Discuss.
no. He cannot stay healthy.
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Absolutely. He has the talent to be the #1 on this or any team. Only injuries could hold him back, but it's not fair to label him injury prone so soon. I expect him to break out this year just like Kittle did in his second year after a similarly injury plagued rookie season.
Originally posted by pdizo916:
no. He cannot stay healthy.

You're making this determination after one season?
Hopefully he breaks out his second year like Kittle.
Originally posted by pdizo916:
no. He cannot stay healthy.

Kittle also struggled to stay healthy his rookie year and we all know what happened in year 2.
He can, especially if all the pieces are in place for Shannie's multiphasic , highflying attack.
Easily and all that talk about him not being strong enough.....see BOTH his ridiculous straight arms against Seattle in both games. He may be a little injury prone last year but he will get bigger and stronger like most nfl players. His separation skills are imo top 10 already.

Also, he can sure eat a pizza with his cat while watching ufc 😛
[ Edited by elguapo on Mar 15, 2019 at 1:29 AM ]
Originally posted by pdizo916:
no. He cannot stay healthy.


He is a high end #2 if he can stay healthy. He is somewhat fast, runs good routes, catches the ball and makes plays. He's too skinny to be a #1. He isn't strong enough.
The answer to the thread title "talent and potential" is clearly yes, anyone who thinks otherwise just hasn't been paying attention.

If the poll was "Will Dante Pettis become a #1 WR?" it would be much closer.

Marvin Harrison and Isaac Bruce were slight as anything and were both #1's, people talk as though TY Hilton is a #1, so why not Dante?
Hes one of the best at getting open, has some elite footwork and wiggle. If he puts in the work, I think he has #1 potential.
Originally posted by pdizo916:
no. He cannot stay healthy.

This. Too small. Will get killed.
Some of our fans have a real obsession with big body receivers. These same fans were upset we didn't trade for OBJ or AB, yet in the same breath say Pettis can't become a #1 WR because of his size... What?
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