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Position
CB
 
Jersey
21
Name  Patrick Peterson
Born  7/11/1990
Height  6-1
Weight  219
College  LSU
 
Notes:
2010 Bednarik and Thorpe Award winner...2010 First-Team All-American...2010 SEC Defensive Player of the Year...2010 SEC Special Teams Player of the Year...2010 First-Team All-SEC for special teams and defense...2009 Second-Team All-SEC...Finished LSU career with 135 tackles, 22 pass breakups and seven interceptions...Started 30 of 39 collegiate game and is skipping senior season to enter this draft...Scored touchdowns three different ways in college - punt return (2), interception, and return of a blocked fieldgoal...Tremendous size for the position at 219 pounds with the ability to play safety as well...An elite athlete with game-changing speed...Ran a 4.31 in the 40-yard dash at the combine...A true shut down corner who backpedals effortlessly, reads the quarterbacks eyes and breaks on the ball suddenly...Widely regarded as the top DB in this draft class...Plenty of strength to play press coverage...Reliable open-field tackler...Tremendously confident and a hard worker...Long arms are an added bonus...Recent allegations of pay for play during collegiate recruiting may be only negative, albeit minor.

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