Rookie Profile – Jaret Patterson

Jaret Patterson - RB - Buffalo

Welcome the rookie profile for Jaret Patterson. Patterson was a versatile player in high school, becoming a full-time RB when he was recruited by Buffalo.

He might be undersized, but he makes up for that with vision, speed and timing.

Measurables

Age: 21

Height: 5′ 7″

Weight: 195 lbs

40-yard dash: 4.54s

3-cone drill: 7.03s

20-yard shuttle: 4.35s

Vertical Jump: 30″

Broad Jump: 117″

Bench Press: 19 reps

College Stats

Rushing Receiving
Year
Team
Class
GP
Att
Yds
YPA
TD
Rec
Yds
YPC
TD
2018
Buffalo
Fr.
13
183
1,013
5.5
14
7
62
8.9
2019
Buffalo
So.
13
312
1,799
5.8
19
13
209
16.1
1
2020
Buffalo
Jr.
6
141
1,072
7.6
19
College Career

Patterson looked incredible in college. Sure, it may have been against easier opponents, but he leapt out from the start of his career. He ran for over 1,000 yards in his freshman season and built on that each year.

His 2020 season would’ve been even more impressive if he continued to play more than six games.

Scouting Report

Positives

Patterson has incredible foot speed, and has the ability to make defenders miss. With his speed, he is able to wait for the hole to appear, and then blast through it. In open space, he is able to stop and start as needed to keep defenders on their heels. Patterson showed his ability to change how he played the game, depending on who the opponent was that he was facing- something that could pay dividends in the NFL.

Negatives:

Patterson wasn’t really used as a pass-catcher, something that could hurt his value due to him having a smaller frame. Struggles in pass protection, due to his size and length. Unlikely to be able to withstand a heavy workload in the NFL.

Pre Draft Analysis

Expected Draft Capital:

5th or 6th round pick

Landing Spots:

Going to be used as part of a committee where he plays. A team like the 49ers that operate a zone blocking scheme could be a good fit.

Likely to be used as a goal-line back wherever he goes, or in a limited role. Not likely to be given a large workload.

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