|Height: 6 ft 1 in|
|Weight: 222 lbs.|
|Birthday: July 11, 1990|
|Scouts simply love Peterson’s ability and feel he could go as high as the top 5. His cover skills and instincts are tremendous, and is deemed to be an even better prospect than last year’s first-rounders Joe Haden and Kyle Wilson. Though he a little big for a corner, Peterson has long arms to disrupt receivers and tremendous athleticism that will allow him to effectively play press coverage. He has already earned tremendous respect from teams that choose not to throw in his direction. Peterson could also make an impact in the NFL as a return specialist. If there is one knock on him, it’s that he relies too much on his athleticism rather than technique, but that is a con that is easily fixable.|
|DA spoke with LSU defensive backs coach Ron Cooper about Peterson:
DA: What is it that makes Patrick so special?
DA: How rewarding was it watching him grow during his time at LSU?
DA: What system might be the best fit at the pro level for him?
DA: Does the stiff competition of the SEC help get be better prepared for the NFL?