Zaire Patterson

  • Pos Edge
  • Height 6-6
  • Weight 225

Prospect Info

  • High School Winston-Salem Prep
  • City Winston Salem, NC
  • Exp 2021 - ...

Clemson Tigers

  • Jersey #91
  • Class SO

As a Prospect

247Sports Composite®

0.9236
  • Class 2021
  • Committed 5/26/2020
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 03/19/2020

Greg Biggins
Greg Biggins National Recruiting Analyst

Projection

2-3 Round Day 2

Comparison

Montez Sweat Washington Commanders

Long, athletic frame with a great burst off the edge. Can play OLB in a 3-4 or defensive end in a 4-3. Plays in a two-point stance and has one of the best dip and bend moves in this class. Extremely tough to block because of his ability to get lower and change direction back toward the quarterback. A natural pass rusher with high end physical upside. Long arms, great first step and the closing speed to run down plays from behind. Has room to fill out and add some good weight and strength to his 6-5 frame. Can get better at the point of attack but that will come with time in the weight room and will take his game to another level once he fills out. Rare to see a player with his length be as comfortable as he is playing in space or dropping in coverage. Projects as an impact upper tier Power 5 starter and future mid to high round NFL draft pick.

Athletic Background

Zaire Patterson is a 6-6, 225-pound Weak-Side Defensive End from Winston Salem, NC.

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