Scout Report – Patrick Queen

  • Position: Inside Linebacker – Off-ball
  • College: LSU Tigers
  • Gridiron Guy Position Rank:

Age: 20 | Height: 6’1 | Weight: 227 lbs
NFL Size Comparison: Reuben Foster

LB at a Glance: Excellent All-around LB with the athleticism and IQ to make an impact on every play

RESUME:

stats from Sports-Reference.com
  • 4th most tackles for loss in the SEC (12)
  • 6th most tackle assists in the SEC (48)
  • Best Game: @ #3 Alabama (W 46-41)
    • 7 tackles (4 solo, 3 assists) | 0.5 sack | 1 INT | 1 PD
  • Worst Game: @ Miss State (W 36-13)
    • 3 tackles (2 solo, 1 assist)

Strengths:

  • Fairly consistent production, though not too much in the way of awe-inspiring numbers
  • Average to above average top speed
  • Shows he has considerable power in his legs
  • Good chasedown speed to catch or maintain pressure from behind a ballcarrier at the next level
  • Good instincts to find the ball or the intended point of attack
  • Powerful impact when shooting the gap, can crash through on unsuspecting OL
  • Good angle pursuit when chasing down to the sideline
  • Can play to flow well, keeping his assignment on a moving line
  • Quick to diagnose plays and read through fakes
  • Adequate awareness on inside zones
  • Intelligent player with piercing eyes and wide vision to see the backfield and notice flo
  • Aggressive on the tackle, meeting runners at point of impact instead of waiting
  • Strong tackling fundamentals with a strong jab step, quick wrap up, loud shoulder, and strong drive
  • Excellent at tracking the runner down in congestion
  • Fundamentally a proactive player
  • Adequate speed crashing downhill
  • Solid footwork and stance on tackle makes getting juked out less likely
  • Average pop on the pads, not much to say on hit power
  • Has the mentality of a utility player, ready to do whatever needs done
  • Tenacious player that does not stop until the whistle
  • High usage rate for the defense as an Off-ball LB
  • Adequate stamina, no significant drop in ability
  • Average play speed compared to peers
  • No injury concerns to speak of
  • Physically tough player who thrives in congestion and contact
  • Sound footwork make his shuffles and angle pursuits textbook in execution
  • Deceptively quick closing speed will close the gap between him and receiver on pass plays
  • Quick mind runs through progressions quickly
  • Consistent impact on the drive every play

Weaknesses:

  • Underweight of the average at 227, (avg is 238 lbs)
  • Less than ideal experience, with only 1 year as a starter
  • Slow initial burst off the snap
  • Slow to shoot the gap, does not have the movement to penetrate quickly
  • Less than ideal range on the tackle, will not make diving tackles too often
  • Weak grip makes arm tackles easy to break and susceptible to being overpowered
  • Disappointing when it comes to tackle reliability, can be shrugged off easier than others
  • Slow lateral movement compared to other ILBs
  • Trouble stopping and changing directions when dealing with a shifty runner

Bold Predictions:

  • Draft Placement: 1st Round
  • Ceiling: NFL All-Pro
  • Floor: NFL Journeyman

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