Shea Patterson: University of Michigan
Shea Patterson is a 6-foot-1, 212-pound signal-caller who played his college football at the University of Ole Miss originally before transferring to Michigan.
Patterson, 23, is an experienced pro-style passer who maturely works through progressions and makes knowledgeable decisions with the ball.
Patterson posted solid career stats completing just over 60 percent of his passes for 8,800 yards. He also tossed 68 touchdowns while throwing a mere 27 interceptions in four years. Patterson also displays the athleticism to run the ball and move the chains that way.
Patterson had 476 career rushing yards and eight additional touchdowns on the ground, showing an ability to transition into a running quarterback when called upon.
Patterson was invited to the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine where he ran a 4.71 forty yard dash, 7.14 L-Cone, and 4.50 twenty yard shuttle. Patterson also had a 31-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-8 broad jump.
Shea Patterson reminds me a little bit of current Saints quarterback Taysom Hill and could bring more to the table than what you see in his numbers. Patterson is a gritty, highly competitive player who would likely be open to a Taysom Hill like role at the NFL level in order to see the field.
Patterson is in danger of not even being drafted so I wouldn’t be surprised if the Saints took a seventh-round waiver on the young signal-caller from Michigan in order to fill out their quarterback depth.