Patrick Peterson Scouting Report
Patrick Peterson
Patrick Peterson - LSU (HT: 6-0¼ - WT: 219)
Combine 40: 4.34 - Position Rank: 1 of 45

Positives: Excellent combination of size and speed, has an outstanding frame for a cornerback... Is a truly outstanding playmaker, does a terrific job adjusting to the ball in the air and goes to get it (seven career interceptions, four in 2010)... Plays tough press coverage, likes to initiate contact and jam receivers at the line, is big enough to knock a lot of receivers off their routes... Has incredible body control and awareness when playing the ball, catching ability is above average... Is a dynamic returner, took two punts back for touchdowns in 2010, also very dangerous running after an interception or fumble recovery... Good bloodlines, related to Bryant McFadden, Sinorice Moss and Santana Moss... Has very fluid hips and smooth footwork, makes good cuts when running in man coverage, does not allow much separation at the break... Is a very versatile player, has the ability to play multiple positions in the defensive backfield... Likes to hit, is not afraid to come up in run support and make a big tackle... Has a ton of upside, style translates well to NFL, will have an immediate impact at the next level.

Negatives: Not as good in zone coverage as he is in man-to-man, will get caught out of position when sitting in a zone, shows a small lack of discipline in that area... Does not possess elite overall instincts, relies on ball skills and athleticism to make plays, but needs to work on becoming more of an all-around player... Lateral quickness appears to be lacking a bit, has great straight-line speed, but could be better at changing directions quickly... Is susceptible to cut blocks, needs to protect legs better when playing in traffic.

  135 104 31 3 0 1 7 1 1
2008 LSU   41 32 9 0 1 1 0 0
2009 LSU   52 43 9 0 0 0 2 0 1
2010 LSU   42 29 13 0 0 4 1 0

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