Dante Pettis didn’t participate in Washington’s pro day due to his ankle, but according to Rob Rang the Indianapolis Colts still stayed after to meet with the electric receiver.
#Dolphins and #Rams visited with Washington DT Vita Vea yesterday. #Colts and #Cowboys stayed late with Dante Pettis. Other observations, including a non-Combine invite who boosted his chances at today’s #UWProDay https://t.co/bqnnDT2cU6— Rob Rang (@RobRang) March 11, 2018
The 6-foot, 186-pound Washington product is getting a significant amount of interest as he heads into the NFL Draft. Pettis accumulated nearly 1,600 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns on 116 receptions over the last two seasons and has yet to run, or workout for NFL teams.
Pettis sat out of workouts at the NFL Combine for the same ankle injury that had him sidelined for the pro day, but his tape certainly shows teams that he has some serious ability to be a playmaker. He’s been productive as a receiver, but has also been a force in the return game amassing 9 punt returns for touchdown over his four-year collegiate career.
The Colts holes at receiver have had them looking at the position acutely meeting with others such as Courtland Sutton, D.J. Moore and Tre’Quan Smith with the assumption that Donte Moncrief will not return, and only T.Y. Hilton and Chester Rogers returning with any real in-game experience.
You can see all of the reported meetings between the Colts and prospects here.