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Johnny Patrick (DB)
  • Height:
    5'11"
  • Weight:
    191 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    30 in.
  • Hand Size:
    8 1/4 in.
  • College:
    Louisville
  • Conference:
    AAC
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Selected by: New Orleans Saints
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 24 (88)

Pick Analysis: The Saints pick up another athletic ball hawk to add to their defense with the addition of Patrick. He brings a nice blend of speed, quickness and ball skills, and should compete for time as a sub-defender in Gregg Williams' exotic packages.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.59 sec
  • Bench Press13.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump32.0 inch
  • Broad Jump110.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill- -
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.16 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
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Overview

Patrick is a productive collegiate cornerback that has a chance to develop into a starter at the next level. He excels in zone coverage, as he is always in solid position and flashes the ability to jump underneath routes. He also has the ball skills to make difficult interceptions. He uses a strong press to reroute receivers and has a knack for anticipating routes in zone coverage. However, he loses momentum in transition and does not have the deep speed to stick on vertical routes. Patrick is not a strong tackler, but he has the cover skills to possibly sneak into the second day of the draft.


Strengths

Patrick has good size and a muscular build. Plays with balance and shows a smooth back pedal. Delivers an effective press at the line and can turn and run with receivers. Reads the QB's eyes in zone coverage, gets into passing lanes, and has the body control and soft hands to make picks.

Weaknesses

Does not have elite recovery speed and lacks the hip fluidity to mirror in man coverage. Plays too aggressively at times and gets burned by play action and double moves. Can get overwhelmed by bigger receivers in jump ball situations. Gets down on himself and play suffers after mistakes. Inconsistent tackler.

Grade

6.5

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 Draft Profile - CB Johnny Patrick, Louisville

    Published: April 7, 2011 at 03:26 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Louisville cornerback Johnny Patrick.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Johnny Patrick

    Published: March 9, 2011 at 09:08 p.m.

    Watch Louisville cornerback Johnny Patrick compete at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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