JARET PATTERSON | UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO 5’9” 195 lbs. 12/23/1999 (Age 21)
Jaret Patterson signed with the Washington Football Team after going undrafted in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Running: Jaret Patterson is a shifty runner with quick feet. He won’t blow you away with his 4.58 speed, but he was good at making people miss in college when working with minimal space. There were a lot of red flags on film with Patterson. Several times where bigger defenders were able to take him down without help. He’s hesitant at times when making the decision of which hole to hit. Patterson has excellent ball security and drive. He’s a competitor. He’s a fun player to watch, but I’m not sure his skills are going to translate in the NFL.
Receiving: Patterson wasn’t thrown to often in college, but he was lined up out wide several times on tape showing some versatility. One con from his route running came from running over the middle where he was knocked off his line easily by linebackers.
Pass Blocking: It’s not for a lack of effort, but Patterson had a hard time protecting his quarterback in college. He shouldn’t be asked to handle this responsibility often in the NFL where the competition is even bigger.
Overall: Jaret Patterson is a fun player to watch. He’s a competitor and wants to prove the doubters wrong. Can he work hard enough to make an impact on an NFL roster? Absolutely. He has a lot to clean up, but there are roles for players of his stature and measurables at the next level if he continues to be relentless in the pursuit of his dreams.
Rapid Reaction to Draft Capital: Poor
Rapid Reaction to Landing Spot: In-between Poor and Average
Jaret Patterson has an old buddy vouching for him to this day apparently. His former high school teammate, Chase Young. Young apparently pushed WFT to sign Patterson after he fell undrafted this past weekend. Patterson has the work ethic and talent to make an NFL roster, but being relevant for your fantasy team is an entirely different story. He currently sits behind budding star Antonio Gibson, the PPR machine JD McKissick, Peyton Barber, and newly signed veteran Lamar Miller. Patterson has a long road to being relevant. It starts by beating out Barber and Miller over the offseason. If he can manage that, he has a chance to be a potential injury fill-in for Gibson and McKissick. McKissick’s contract ends this year which opens up the possibility of earning a backup role by 2022. That’s a lot of things that need to go right in order for him to become a backup in the NFL. But hey, I wouldn’t count Patterson out. He’s gone against the odds his entire career. He may not make it with WFT, but that doesn’t mean he won’t make it on a team. He’s a name to keep an eye on but should go undrafted in rookie drafts.
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