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Teams haven’t talked to Patrick Peterson about moving to safety

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LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson may be the prospect in this year’s draft class with the fewest amount of flaws.

There is no consensus about the top pick of he draft.  Folks don’t even agree who is the best defensive end, defensive tackle, or quarterback.  The one guy everyone seems to love is Peterson.   He looks to be as safe a future Pro Bowler as you can find in this draft.

Even though Peterson has plenty of straight-line speed, NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said he could wind up being an All-Pro safety in the end.  To this point, NFL teams aren’t thinking about moving him.

“They haven’t come to me about changing positions to safety, but if it happens, then I’ll just have to live with it,” Peterson said.

He added that he would be happy to change positions if that’s what a team wanted, but made it clear he seems himself as a safety.

No matter where he plays, Peterson has a great chance to be the first defensive back since Shawn Springs (1997) to be taken in he first three overall picks.

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15 Responses to “Teams haven’t talked to Patrick Peterson about moving to safety”
  1. waitingguilty says: Feb 28, 2011 5:07 PM

    OK thanks.

    Can you also confirm that teams are not talking to Nate Solder about playing TE?

  2. toad8572 says: Feb 28, 2011 5:11 PM

    So, some scouts see him as a safety, he’s willing to switch from safety to safety, and finally he sees himself as a safety. Is this really the stuff of a football article? Editor!!!!

  3. kc4life7 says: Feb 28, 2011 5:11 PM

    “They haven’t come to me about changing positions to safety, but if it so happen happens, then I’ll just have to live with it,” Peterson said.

    He added that he would be happy to change positions if that’s what a team wanted, but made it clear he seems himself as a safety.

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    lol come on gregg!!

  4. shaggeez says: Feb 28, 2011 5:12 PM

    didn’t he make it clear he views himself as a CORNER?

  5. thevillain112 says: Feb 28, 2011 5:20 PM

    They haven’t talked to him about switching because they watch his tape and realize that while he’s is extremely talented he has no desire to provide support in the run.

    Which he would have to do much more of as a Safety than as a Corner…

  6. thompgk says: Feb 28, 2011 5:27 PM

    He would be a terrible safety.

  7. hobartbaker says: Feb 28, 2011 5:35 PM

    Teams won’t look at him at safety but think he could do well as an inside linebacker with a little added bulk.

  8. molehillsmountains says: Feb 28, 2011 5:45 PM

    Dude, you got ripped earlier for a less egregiously spelled/worded post. When are you going to start actually proof-reading what you write? Or do you get paid by the typo?

  9. crabboil says: Feb 28, 2011 5:46 PM

    Yup… Another horribly written Rosencrantz article.

  10. ttommytom says: Feb 28, 2011 6:34 PM

    You all need an editor, proofreader…something.

    Did you really go to Tulane or just stay at a Holiday Inn?

  11. mataug says: Feb 28, 2011 6:55 PM

    Dear World,

    Let me introduce you to the Cam Newton of PFT Planet – Mr Gregg Rosenthal.

    Regards,
    The Rest of the PFT Planet

  12. jc1958cool says: Feb 28, 2011 7:44 PM

    mayock is an idiot! he likes to stur things up to get attention, his observations suck!

  13. redstar504 says: Feb 28, 2011 10:22 PM

    thevillain112 says:
    Feb 28, 2011 5:20 PM
    They haven’t talked to him about switching because they watch his tape and realize that while he’s is extremely talented he has no desire to provide support in the run.

    Which he would have to do much more of as a Safety than as a Corner
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    Are you crazy? How many LSU games did you watch the past few years? He is punishing in run coverage. He without doubt is a hard hitting player and I think that is why he IS going to get shifted to Safety.

    He has more than enough speed to play the corner but you don’t need all that power, ball hawking skills and ability on the edge. He would be better used at FS.

    I can see him getting used by a team a lot like we use Malcolm Jenkins here in New Orleans. Good enough to play corner but too many ball skills and power not to use at safety, but like Jenkins I can see him getting played at the corner now and then. Be it due to injury or more often to match up with a larger receiver like say a Roddy White, Larry Fitz, or an Andre Johnson. His size and speed would allow a team to level the playing field against the larger WR’s.

  14. brooklynniner19 says: Mar 1, 2011 12:35 AM

    He doesnt have to worry to much about changing position.When the Niners draft him he will sarted and be a beast at Corner ! ;)

  15. gobills716 says: Mar 1, 2011 2:22 AM

    No one has the Bills taking Peterson but I wouldn’t be shocked if they did. They’re going to lose Whitner and maybe Florence. McGee can’t stay healthy and McKelvin is a bum. If he’s the blue chip of the draft, and he’s there at #3 I could see the Bills taking him.

    If the union and the league can work out a rookie salary cap, teams won’t be as desperate to find a blue chip at the top of the 1st round. If a player doesn’t get $50m guaranteed, they don’t have to be a week 1 starter. Carolina could take a guy like Gabbert (not saying it’s going to happen) and actually allow him to take his time to learn the game and develop.

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