Allen Patrick Scouting Report

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Allen Patrick Scouting Report

Position: RB
Conference: Big12
School: Oklahoma Sooners
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #23
Height & Weight: 6'0 - 191 lbs.
Drafted 7.33 in 2008 by BAL

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Allen Patrick, RB, Oklahoma

Patrick doesn't have eye-popping career numbers, but has the talent to be an early selection in the 2008 draft. He was Adrian Peterson's backup in 2006 and got his chance to shine when Peterson broke his collarbone in an October game against Iowa State. Patrick ran for more than 150 yards three times and ran for 623 yards in a four-game period and wound up totaling 761 yards and four touchdowns for the entire season. As a senior, he's had to share the carries with Chris Brown and freshman DeMarco Murray, but has picked up 839 yards rushing and seven touchdowns and he has gotten involved in the passing game as well, with nine catches for 66 yards and a score. After not logging 20 carries in a game this season, Patrick got a chance to shine again in his final game in Norman, rushing for 202 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries. He also caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in OU's 49-17 victory over rival Oklahoma St. in their regular season finale on Nov. 24. Carrying the ball 35, 35, and 32 times in his first three starts in place of Peterson last season shows that he can be counted on to be a productive workhorse, while he has the speed to break the long one every now and then. Also, he has a fantastic vertical leap (37.5 inches), so he can not only find his way around a defender, but over him if need be. Patrick should go in the first couple of rounds and though he's been in the shadows up to this point, he could quickly make a name for himself in the NFL if given the chance. Update (1/4/08): Patrick ran for 82 yards on 14 carries in Oklahoma's 48-28 Fiesta Bowl loss to West Virginia. He also caught one pass for -3 yards and returned a kickoff 73 yards in the first quarter. With 88 yards rushing in the Big 12 title game against Missouri and Wednesday night's effort, Patrick eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark -- finishing his senior season with 1,009 yards rushing and eight touchdowns (with another 56 yards and a touchdown coming on 10 receptions).

Last Updated Jan-04-2008 by Eddie Griffin

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