22 Sep 2020

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QB Shea Patterson, Michigan

#2
HT: 6’0-7/8″
WT: 212 lbs
Hands: 9-3/8″
Arm: 30-1/2″
Wing: 73-1/2″
DOB: 1/17/1997
Year: Senior
High School: IMG Acadamy (Shreveport, LA)
Accolades: Senior Bowl. 2019 Team Captain.

Shea Patterson scouting report

Arm Talent: Shea Patterson has an average arm talent. He shows the ability to throw it with velocity and touch, but it doesn’t pop off of the screen. It’s certainly something that will limit him over the course of his career. Also, Patterson doesn’t consistently throw the ball with the right velocity. 11/20. 

Accuracy/Placement: Patterson has flashed the ability to make great window throws and fit the ball into tight spots, but absolutely nothing has been consistent. Tends to be a very streaky player. 14/25. 

Pocket Presence/Footwork: Patterson’s pocket awareness tends to be good. Usually senses pressure coming around him and moves to the proper place in or out of the pocket. Shows good, consistent footwork on his dropbacks, but not on his throw platform. Often times throws off his platform for no real good reason, trusting too much in his arm talent. 12/20. 

Mobility/Play Creation: Extremely mobile, one of the more mobile quarterbacks in this draft. Was used as a runner oftentimes in RPO and zone-read options. Tends to throw well on the move. Keeps his eyes downfield looking for the play. This is probably the strongest part of his game. 15/20. 

Football IQ/Field Vision: Everything in these departments appears to be average. Shows the knowledge to check and correct things at the line of scrimmage. Ran in a coaches scheme who was successful in the NFL and implements NFL type systems to his scheme. Sometimes gets caught in tunnel vision, staring a man down too long. 8/15. 

Leadership/Personality: Shea appears to be a natural leader, and was a team captain at Michigan. However, while he has yet to get caught, there are rumors that Patterson is a bit of a party animal. He reportedly missed curfew before the Citrus Bowl against Alabama with several of his teammates. 3/5. 

Overall: Shea Patterson is as inconsistent as they come. He’s an improviser in every sense of the term and seems to play better when things fall out of the structure. The problem is that he struggles to play in structure. Patterson looks like a long term back-up and could stick around in the league for a decade. He’s a day three pick for certain.

Injury Rating: (+1)
Ceiling Rating: (2)
Overall Grade: 66

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