Patrick Peterson scouting report

Patrick Peterson CB LSU
Ht: 6’1″

Wt: 212

Elite size, speed and overall athleticism for a cornerback. Has the potential to be a true shutdown corner. Excels in man coverage. A physical cornerback that won’t back down from mixing it up with bigger receivers at the line of scrimmage. Shows good ball skills. Does a nice job turning and reacting to the ball in the air. An elite corner in zone coverage; does a great job reading the quarterback and reacting quickly. Far exceeds expectations for a cornerback in run support. Very reliable tackler, occasionally delivering a big hit. Above average return specialist; can probably return kicks/punts early in his career in NFL.
Overaggressive at times. Seems to get cocky on the field at times and takes too many risks.
Peterson is the best cornerback prospect to enter the draft in a very long time, and possibly the best ever. There are a very select few players at the position that possess his blend of size and speed. He excels in every aspect of the game and his success on special teams is an added bonus. He could very easily come off the board higher than any defensive back in NFL Draft history.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 1 Comment

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