Johnny Patrick Scouting Report
Johnny Patrick
Johnny Patrick - Louisville (HT: 5-10⅝ - WT: 191)
Combine 40: 4.55 - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 14 of 45

Positives: Had a very productive 2010 campaign (49 tackles, five interceptions, forced fumble, sack)... Decent speed and near average height for the position... Is very willing to come up in run support and stick his nose on the football, diagnoses run plays fairly quickly and breaks down well... Has good change-of-direction skills when coming out of the backpedal, has a quick plant step, explodes out of his backpedal under control and ready to make plays... Plays relatively physical football, is not afraid to put a body on receivers in press coverage, does a good job holding position against blockers in the secondary... Is a lengthy defender, uses long arms effectively when attempting to break up passes, generally uses good technique when forced to leave feet in coverage... Will be most effective as an off-man defender, reads and diagnoses very well, at his best when he can play five to ten yards off receiver and read the quarterback... Is a very sure tackler, especially when defending screens and short routes, wraps up well and does not miss a lot of tackles against his receiver... Has potential to be a productive sleeper in this draft class, is a solid all-around corner with a skill set that will translate well at the next level.

Negatives: Was arrested in July, 2010 for misdemeanor assault after allegedly throwing a woman to the ground, character issues may be present... Could stand to add five to ten pounds, appears to have a thin frame, will get out-muscled by bigger receivers at the next level... Can be beat by play-action and double moves when playing in press coverage, keeps eyes in backfield a little too long at times... Technique in backpedal can be a little sloppy, gets high at times and will display choppy footwork against quicker receivers... Can be overaggressive at times in press coverage, quicker receivers will be able to get inside position and take advantage of slants and skinny posts against him... May need a year or two in the NFL to really come into his own, was a receiver at the start of his career, and will likely need more time to develop at the cornerback position.

  171 136 35 11½ 1 1 9 2 2
2007 Louisville   19 17 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
2008 Louisville   50 34 16 1 0 0 1 1 1
2009 Louisville   53 42 11 4 0 0 2 0 0
2010 Louisville   49 43 6 1 1 5 1 1

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