Patrick Queen

LSU
LB32

Prospect Info

College
LSU
Hometown
Class
Ventress, LA
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 0"
229 lbs
31 5/8”
Hands
10”

Prospect Grade

6.71
Year 1 quality starter
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
4.5
Seconds
 
Bench Press
18
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
35.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
125.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
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Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
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60 Yd Shuttle
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LSU is becoming a haven for pro linebacker prospects, with Devin White, Kwon Alexander and Deion Jones going from Baton Rouge to the NFL in recent drafts. Queen is next in line. He got a chance to start four of the last five contests as a sophomore in 2018, once due to White's unavailability in the first half against Alabama due to a questionable targeting call. In 13 games overall, Queen made 40 tackles, five for loss, and one sack. He saved his best for last, leading the squad with nine tackles, two for loss, against UCF in the Fiesta Bowl. Queen continued that progress in the team's national championship campaign, starting 12 of 15 games played and posting 85 stops, 12 tackles for loss, three sacks, an interception and two pass breakups. The former four-star recruit and 2016 Warrick Dunn award finalist (top player in the Baton Rouge area) was the first player from his hometown of Livonia to receive an LSU scholarship offer. In his first year with the Tigers, Queen played in 12 games as a reserve (six tackles).
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
NFL Comparison
Thomas Davis
Overview
While other Tigers received more attention, Queen has some of the most eye-opening tape of the bunch. He plays fast, physical and with impressive field confidence for a one-year starter. His ability to diagnose and flow are both very rapid, and he operates with excellent body control and balance to gobble up runners as an open-field tackler. His inexperience will show itself in taking on blocks and finding optimal pursuit angles, but that will get cleaned up in time. Queen is next up from LSU's linebacker factory, possessing the same three-down ability to hunt, cover and tackle as those before him. He's an early starter with a sky-high ceiling.
Strengths
  • Big flashes against Georgia, Oklahoma and Clemson to close the season
  • Rapid to diagnose and trigger to the action
  • Ability to race ahead of blockers and beat them to the spot
  • Play marked by control and balance from anywhere on the field
  • Has desired sheriff mentality and disposition as inside 'backer
  • Forceful pop to separate from block and tackle
  • Pads squared and base wide in lateral scrapes
  • GPS linebacker with controlled tracking from gap to gap
  • Has impressive contact balance and is a wrap-up finisher as tackler
  • Athletic ability to cover tight ends and running backs
  • Sudden lateral quickness to close down passing lanes
Weaknesses
  • One-year starter
  • Benefits from big boys up front keeping him clean
  • Needs better downhill timing to squeeze the gap
  • Sits and waits on pulling guards to get up to him
  • Inexperienced recognition for potential downhill gap shots
  • Occasional loss of leverage allows cross-face cutbacks
  • Inconsistent block-slipper on second level
  • Room for improvement with route recognition from zone
GRADE
8.0
The perfect prospect
7.3-7.5
Perennial All-Pro
7.0-7.1
Pro Bowl talent
6.7-6.8
Year 1 quality starter
6.5
Boom or bust prospect
6.3-6.4
Will be starter within first two seasons
6.1-6.2
Good backup who could become starter
6.0
Developmental traits-based prospect
5.8-5.9
Backup/special-teamer
5.5-5.6
Chance to make end of roster or practice squad
5.4
Priority free agent
5.0-5.1
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league