Brandon Pettigrew: TE, Senior – Oklahoma State
Height/Weight: 6’6″, 260 lbs
Career Stats: 112 receptions, 1,450 yards, 12.9 ypc, 9 TDs
Pettigrew’s numbers don’t look overly impressive, but when you take into account the spread offense Oklahoma State used, he held his own. He’s a physical blocker who will be a major asset in the run game. Catches the ball naturally. Pettigrew is blessed with size and athleticism. His ability to operate between the hashes makes him a valuable red zone target. Should be drafted early, likely in the mid to late first round.
Best Attribute: In-line blocking is second to none.
Weakness: Lacks ideal speed.
Reminds me of: Daniel Graham. Graham has had a solid, if not spectacular career. He’s never really lived up to his draft status. Ironically, he was picked #21 overall in 2002.
Why he should be an Eagle: Not only would he help the red zone woes, but his willingness to block would benefit in short yardage situations. Won’t be Antonio Gates, but could be a reliable contributor for years to come. My feeling is Reid will not select a tight end in the 1st round.