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Pettigrew’s NFL stock still rising

by John Helsley Published: January 21, 2009

By Scott Wright

If you’ve been following any of the workout news from this week’s Senior Bowl, you’ve been hearing the name of Oklahoma State tight end Brandon Pettigrew quite often. His dual-talent skill set continues to impress scouts and coaches as they begin to narrow down their draft possibilities.

NFL.com writer Steve Wyche tossed out this analysis of Pettigrew’s performance in practices for the college all-star game, and here’s another one from draftboardinsider.com.

This analysis piece from the National Football Post calls him “possibly the best blocking/receiving tight end to come along in years.”

The Atlanta Falcons don’t pick until No. 24, but they seem to be interested in Pettigrew as well, says the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

ESPN’s Todd McShay has bumped him up to No. 13 on his overall board and Mel Kiper has suggested Pettigrew could go as high as No. 9 in the Draft on April 25-26.

The scouting combine is in mid-February and will be another important piece of the puzzle for the Cowboy standout. But for now, he has himself in position to be rated high by most teams.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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