BIOGRAPHY: Junior-college transfer who became a full-time starter last season and posted career-high numbers of 173/1009/8 on the ground with 10/56/1 as a pass-catcher. Junior-year totals included 169/761/4 when he started five games for the injured Adrian Peterson.
POSITIVES: Hard-working downfield runner who.s at his best in a straight line. Follows blocks on the field, finds the hole, and shows a burst. Quick-footed with the ability to make defenders miss, runs hard on the inside, and uses an effective straight-arm to keep plays alive. Deceptively strong, breaks tackles, and picks up the tough yardage.
NEGATIVES: Not an elusive or creative ball-handler and more of a one-cut running back. Tends to run with an upright style. Average pass-catcher.
ANALYSIS: Patrick comes off an inconsistent senior campaign in which he was finally the feature back. He offers enough skill to be used as a change-of-pace/third-down back at the next level.