NFL Draft Analysis: Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma State Cowboys
by Trent Lujin
on January 30, 2009 @ 00:00:00
Oklahoma State tight end Brandon Pettigrew will forgo his senior season and enter the 2009 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-6, 260-pound potential first-round pick brings vast experience having played four seasons of college football in the Big 12 Conference. In his last three years at Oklahoma State he amassed 112 catches for 1,450 yards, scoring nine touchdowns.
Expected draft placement
The Buffalo Bills could use a tight end to work the underneath routes and the middle of the field. Pettigrew would be a nice complement to the outside speed of wide receiver Lee Evans. He would also help open more holes as a run blocker for running back Marshawn Lynch. The Bills should give him a long look with the No. 11 overall pick. The Philadelphia Eagles are in need of another offensive weapon for veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb and could look Pettigrew's way if he drops to them at the No. 21 or again at No. 28. Should Pettigrew slide beyond the Bills and Eagles, the Atlanta Falcons at No. 24 would be hard pressed to pass on the talented tight end as another threat for quarterback Matt Ryan.
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