BIOGRAPHY: Former walk-on who's been a three-year starter and an All-American the past two years. Senior-year totals included 44/706/5 after 38/536/5 as a junior. His career-high 48 receptions came as a sophomore.
POSITIVES: Athletic pass-catcher with the speed necessary to create mismatches in the secondary. Fundamentally sound, plays with a good degree of intelligence, and possesses soft hands. Offers the quarterback a nice target, displays good eye/hand coordination, and plucks the ball from the air. Makes the difficult reception in a battle with defenders draped on him. Resilient blocker who stays with the action.
NEGATIVES: Lacks functional football strength and gets marginal results as a blocker. Will be 25 years old at the season.s start.
ANALYSIS: Peterson is a hard-working prospect who's been productive on the football field. He could be an outstanding tight end for a west coast offense.