No. 2: What to Make out of Wide Receiver Dante Pettis
Pettis has had his share of moments in training camp. But there has been a lack of consistency, according to most reports.
Perhaps NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco summed it up best:
"Pettis has been solid in training camp. I would not classify him as a disappointment. But he should be stepping up and making more plays. That was clearly the expectation for him after last season. Pettis needs to play with more urgency and aggression. That is why rookies Samuel and Jalen Hurd have stood out on the practice field. Both play the game hard."
There are often two different trajectories for second-year players. One argument says players make their biggest jump between years one and two, while the other points out the possibility of a sophomore slump.
San Francisco suffered a lot of sophomore slumps in 2018, following some impressive rookie campaigns back in 2017.
The hope is Pettis won’t fall into the latter category, emerging as a legitimate offensive weapon for Kyle Shanahan.
That said, Pettis has a long way to go to improve his stock value leading into Week 1.