BIOGRAPHY: Second-team All-Conference selection last year after posting 22 tackles and three tackles for loss. Junior numbers were 26/6.5/4 after 19 tackles as a sophomore.
POSITIVES: Versatile lineman who has potential as a two-gap defender. Quick off the snap, focused on by opponents and drives up the field. Solid technician with his hands, fluid moving out to the flanks and makes plays down the line.
NEGATIVES: Possesses marginal playing speed. At times easily handled in one-on-one blocking.
ANALYSIS: Flashing ability the past three years, Patterson has never taken his game to the next level. Competes and plays hard, which gives him a chance as a backup in the NFL.