Dezmon Patmon, Washington State
As one of Anthony Gordon‘s favorite targets, Dezmon Patmon is a mismatch nightmare for opposing defensive backs. At 6-foot-4, 225 pounds, he’s already as big as Brandon Marshall, and he’d be a terrific find in the sixth round to place opposite of Allen Robinson. He glides in the open field, running a 4.48 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.
I reviewed his
from last season, and three things stood out to me. One, as noted, his size is astounding, and his 36.0 inch vertical is begging for one-on-one battles in the red zone. Speaking of, five of his eight touchdowns last year came in the red zone while averaging 15.7 yards-per-reception.
Two, his run-blocking is outstanding. He’s a physical wide receiver, and the Bears could benefit from adding a guy like this on the offensive side of the ball. In the UCLA game alone, several key blocks helped running back, Max Borghi, gain extra yards.
Three, his route-running is still a work in progress. I noticed he’s a bit sloppy in his breaks, which can lead to him being late to balls thrown to the outside. He also had a couple of easy drops that would suggest he’s not as focused as he should be.
Still, the negatives are correctable, and Chicago Bears fans should be thrilled if Patmon lands in their lap in the sixth round.