Natrez Patrick recruit scouting report: Aggressive defensive end

Student Sports

Patrick is one of the top defensive line prospects in the 2015 class. Here is our scouting report on him.

Natrez Patrick, a product of Mays High School in Atlanta, Ga., is one of the top defensive line prospects in the 2015 class.

Patrick checks in at 6'3, 220 pounds, and should continue to grow as he spends time in the weight room. The talented weak-side defensive end holds scholarship offers to Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, South Carolina and Tennessee, and other programs continue to show interest. He also attended Auburn's junior day in February.

Patrick is rated by 247Sports' composite as the 50th best player in his class, as well as the sixth-best weak-side defensive end. He is also listed as the sixth-best player from the Peach State in 2015, which is quite the accomplishment considering the amount of talent that comes out of Georgia each year. ESPN, Rivals and Scout all list Patrick as a four-star recruit and feature him in their top-100 rankings, with Rivals ranking him No. 59 nationally.

)

Patrick has a very solid frame with good length for a player who can likely play defensive end in a 4-3 or outside linebacker in a 3-4. He can probably eventually play at close to 260 pounds after time in a weight room. Patrick is a very strong player for his size, and that should only increase. He demonstrates excellent core strength on numerous tackles, ripping ball carriers to the ground.

Patrick's getoff is good, but not amazing. His overall speed is probably better than his quickness, but he does change direction very well, and can break down and tackle, showing good balance. He has a good pass rush move where he bluffs inside and bounces back to the outside with a swim.

Patrick shows very good strength against the run, and is an aggressive, physical tackler.

I think Patrick is one of the better defensive ends in the country, and a top-200 type player. He could be a multi-year starter at the BCS level.

More from SBNation.com

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.