Patrick Queen


  • Conf SEC - West
  • Jersey #8
  • Class Junior
  • HT 6'1"
  • DOB 08/13/1999
  • WT 227 lbs





    Patrick Queen aligns at ILB for the Tiger defense. He plays with very good instincts and football IQ. He easily adjusts with motion. He does an excellent job of assisting defensive lineman with their correct shade in a shift and also aligning other defenders while still executing his assignment. In the passing game he is excellent. This is an every down player who will be an asset to a defense with his versatility on all 3 Downs. As an inside rusher he displays tremendous closing quickness and slipperiness to get home. When RBs have gone out and he is aligned in coverage, he does and excellent job of staying in coverage. Although he is a little undersized, he has also shown the athleticism to carry a TE up a seam and is very competitive at the catch point. He shows good awareness and hips when dropping in coverage. In the run game he is excellent. He uses his excellent athleticism to get through trash and find the football. He does a very good job with his eyes, reading his keys, which seemingly allows him to play faster. His discipline and good instincts allow him to rarely be fooled on misdirections. He has explosive speed on the backside and easily chases down defenders. He can certainly afford to gain a few more pounds and allow himself to be heavier at the point of attack. In the NFL he is a starting weak side linebacker for a 4-3 team. Due to his size and lack of good length, he would not be an ideal fit for an odd front team. I would like to see him more efficient as a tackling finisher, however, it is well within his skill set to improve in this regard. Ultimately this is an every down player who will be a day 1 starter in the NFL who plays in the mold of Roquan Smith and Myles Jack, from players that I've evaluated.

    Updated: 02/10/2020