The rookie free agent out of Arizona found a way to put together a good training camp in 2015 to spend the entire season on the practice squad. Dan Pettinato is a prototypical defensive end for the 3-4, at 6'4" and 277 lbs., with long levers (arms and legs), built for the 3-4 defense. Played fundamentally sound football last season during the preseason.
Pettinato is going to have to show that he has taken a good developmental step in year two and with an open defensive end spot, there is a chance for more. He will have to continue to build on his foundation from the previous season and be able to put together some strong showings. He will have to flash to catch the coaches attention in a crowded defensive line situation.
Pettinato needs to do some special work during training camp to crack into the discussion at defensive end.
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