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As a rookie third-round pick, Austin Pettis made a minimal impact with the St. Louis Rams' struggling passing attack.
In 12 games, he hauled in just 27 receptions for 256 yards without a touchdown.
Pettis will begin the season serving the final two games of a four-game suspension stemming from a positive drug test (PED) late last year.
But 2012 brings new hope and a new wide receivers coach, and once he's back, look out.
Ray Sherman was out of football last year, but before that he spent time in Dallas, Tennessee and Green Bay. He helped develop Miles Austin and Donald Driver into what they are today, and he will help Pettis get there as well.
The hiring of Sherman as the receivers coach went under the radar because of all the bounty talk with new (and suspended) defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, but league wide it may be the best positional coach hire of the offseason.
The Rams receivers are in dire need of assistance, and Sherman is their guy. Pettis will benefit from his knowledge, and he will be one of the breakout players in the entire NFL this season.
Fantasy Outlook: 65 receptions, 892 yards, 5 touchdowns