2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Patrick Queen, LB, LSU
First-year starter who made 85 tackles (12 for loss) with three sacks and two pass breakups as a junior in 2019. Started four games as a sophomore and made 40 tackles (five for loss) with one sack.
Explosive run-defending linebacker who plays tough, nasty football. Aggressive, fires up the field and viciously attacks opponents. Rarely off his feet, breaks down well and fluidly moves laterally. Flies around the action to make positive plays. Effectively quarterbacks the defense and gets his teammates in proper position.
Despite his forty time, possesses average pursuit speed and struggles to catch ball carriers from the backside. Tackles a little bit high. Possesses poor ball skills and faceguards too much in coverage.
Queen comes off a tremendous campaign in which he doubled his production numbers in almost every area last season, which prompted him to turn pro. He’s more of a two-down defender and while I think Queen can produce at the next level, I don’t see a prospect with a high upside.