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Patrick Peterson impresses at combine's final day

Posted on: March 1, 2011 12:49 pm
Edited on: March 1, 2011 12:50 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Patrick Peterson is the consensus top cornerback in the 2011 NFL Draft class, and the top-rated player on Rob Rang's big board.

He's such elite prospect that he aimed for a 4.2 40 and no one really questioned whether or not he would do it. He didn't, but that's okay -- he still ripped off two really fast runs of 4.32 and 4.37 on the final day of the combine.

Peterson also impressed with a 10'6" showing on the broad jump and a 38" vertical -- there wasn't a ton of upside to what he could do in terms of showing at the combine because of his already-high ranking, but he certainly solidified his standing as the top cornerback in this year's draft.

Peterson's position in the draft is particularly interesting, because the Panthers need help in lots of areas and the Denver just locked up stud veteran cornerback Champ Bailey for four more years, but both teams could conceivably pull trigger on a cornerback at the top of this draft.

If they don't, a cornerback-needy team with an early-round pick (San Francisco?) is going to be very pleased with their first-round haul.



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Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2011 2:20 pm
 

Patrick Peterson impresses at combine's final day

He might be a good kick returner too, but no NFL team is going to risk a shut down CB on kickoffs.



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Patrick Peterson impresses at combine's final day

Sorry to all of you 49er fans.  But if Peterson is still on the board at #6 and Bowers, Fairley, and Green are all gone (which is pretty possible), I think the Browns would take him in a heartbeat.  Now that Holmgren is there with a "best player available" mentality, I would rather have Peterson in Cleveland to help with returns and form a good tandem with Haden than reach for somebody like Quinn.



Since: Oct 6, 2010
Posted on: March 1, 2011 1:12 pm
 

Patrick Peterson impresses at combine's final day

Peterson to the 49ers... he's wearing number 7, so he should be picked at the number 7th spot in the draft...wishful thinking, but this would be great for the Niners.



Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: March 1, 2011 1:10 pm
 

Patrick Peterson impresses at combine's final day

Peterson is not only the top CB in this draft, he is probably the best kick returner also.  He can truly do it all and should be a great choice for whoever drafts him.  After some of the recent busts that have come out of LSU, this guy should be the real deal.


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