Tuesday, July 17, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
MIKE PATTERSON: Southern Cal, 5113 290 4.96. Three-year starter. Explosive short under tackle who makes plays. Sudden off ball. Uses his hands well. Gets offensive tackle back on his heels. Excellent hands and grab strength to knock blocker off balance. Nimble feet. Can anchor. Plays with leverage and stack up a double team. Has an upfield burst to ball carrier. Quick to shed and locate. Hits with an explosive force as a tackler. Throws body into ball carrier. Takes good angles and will run down ball carriers. Great jump on the ball. Quick hands. Active in long and short pursuit. Good functional movement. Intense player. Quick reaction to pulls. Works upfield. Cat quick. Doesn’t stay blocked. Good hand and foot coordination. Quick to change direction and spin off blocks. Long arms. May need repetitions in a complex scheme. Instinctive on football field. Consistent relentless effort. Second/third round pick.