Patrick Peterson is without a doubt one of the most talented prospects in the 2011 NFL Draft class this year. The Cleveland Browns are well aware of his talents and are likely hoping that he falls into their laps with the sixth overall selection.
Peterson recorded seven interceptions as a three-year starter with the LSU Tigers and manged to collect over 130 tackles to go along with one forced fumble. Peterson has also played against some of the top competition in the nation as a member of the SEC conference. Peterson had one of his best games in 2010 against the eventual National Champions, the Auburn Tigers, as he held his receiver to under 50 yards and recorded three tackles.
The Browns spent their first round pick in 2010 on Joe Haden and really did not begin to see flashes of his brilliance until halfway through the season. Haden ended 2010 with 57 solo tackles and six interceptions.
Peterson and Haden would form one of the best cornerback combinations in the league and would be complimented by veterans Sheldon Brown and Eric Wright. Cleveland would suddenly become a force to be reckoned with in the secondary and give Dick Jauron more freedom with his linebackers.
The Browns will likely take a corner at some point in this draft class but time will only tell whether Patrick Peterson will become the newest piece of Cleveland’s historic franchise.