2011 Guide: What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about PATRICK PETERSON: LSU, 6002 219 4.34. Junior entry. Two-and-half year starter. The top player at any position in the 2011 Draft in our opinion. Big, fast, athletic, flexible, strong, intelligent, confident, and competitive. As an additional bonus he has exceptional punt return skills, averaging over 16 yards per return. As a kickoff return specialist he averaged a gaudy 29.1 yards per return. It is doubtful that he will return kickoffs if he is a starting corner. Good foot quickness and change of direction ability. Can stick his foot in the ground and drive on the ball in front or plant and go get a ball in the air. He can drive and snap off quickly. Has recover ability. Sticky man cover ability. Physical in press man to man. A smooth athlete who can accelerate to top speed quickly. Closing and catch-up speed. Built like a running back. Attacks the football with outstanding eye-hand coordination. Can match up on opponent’s top receiver. He locked horns with Alabama’s Julio Jones three years in a row. Plays square. A top level competitor who can play the run or the pass equally as well. An explosive player who will look back for the ball while leaning into the receiver. Won’t let a receiver off the line. Blankets his target. Good concentration on the ball in the air. Snatches ball in a crowd. A playmaker. Dynamic with the ball in his hands. A threat to score a touchdown after an interception or a kick return. Confident in his return ability. Elusive open field runner. Teams generally stay away from his side of the field throwing or running the ball. He not only can take a receiver out of the game, but he can come off and make a play on another receiver in the area. Related to NFL players Bryant McFadden, and Santana and Sinorice Moss. Will both wrap and cut tackle. Voted the Bednarik (Defensive Player of the Year) and Thorpe (Defensive Back of the Year) Award winners. 2010 stats: 42 tackles, 1 1/2 TFL, 4 INTs, 6 PBU, 1 FF, 16.1 punt return average (2 TDs), and 29.1 kickoff return average. BTR:left 4.58, right 4.54. OSR:1/34. Top five talent. (A-32, H-9 1/4, V-38, SS-4.07).