Patrick Peterson Scouting Report

Patrick Peterson

Height: 6’1
Weight: 212
College: LSU
40 Time: 4.40
Class: Junior
Stock:
Projected: Top 10 Pick

Stats

2010 – 42 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 6 PBU, 4 INT’s, 2 KR TD’s
2009 – 52 tackles, 13 PBU, 2 INT’s
2008 – 41 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 3 PBU, 1 INT

Overview:

Patrick Peterson is an outstanding prospect and could be the best player in this years draft. He is a rare athlete with a tremendous blend of size and speed. He’s a very fluid athlete and can stick with any WR you match him up with. He has very little weaknesses to his game and it will be shocking if he ends up struggling in the NFL.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Elite blend of size and speed
– 3 year starter in the SEC
– Very productive
– Fluid hips
– Very agile, can turn and run and stick with any receiver down field
– Smooth footwork and transition
– Great instincts
– Quick to recognize run plays
– Very aware in zone, reads QB’s eyes well
– Great in man coverage, mirrors receivers well because of his fluidity
– Outstanding ball skills
– Easily locates the ball in the air and high points it
– Has long arms to break up passes
– Can jump with big receivers and knock the ball away
– Experience as a returner, dangerous on INT returns
– Great bloodlines
– Very rare prospect

Negatives

– Could be better in run support
– Misses tackles at times
– Tends to sit back a bit in run support and play a safety role
– Can be aggressive in coverage and get out of position
– Lacks a great burst and can be late to the ball if thrown on time
– Has had some games where he struggled against good WR’s

Skills
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Speed: 4.5
Man Coverage: 4.5
Zone Coverage: 4.0
Tackling: 3.0
Ball Skills: 4.5
Pro Potential: 5.0

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