Chat with Ben Patrick
Patrick originally attended Duke in 2002, did not see action, and was redshirted. In 2003, he appeared in 10 games for the Blue Devils with one start. Patrick played in all 11 games receiving six starts in 2004. He played in 10 of 11 games in 2005 at halfback registering 30 catches for 252 yards (8.4 average). Patrick transferred to Delaware in February of 2006 because he was displeased with the direction that Duke's football program was headed. He immediately emerged as a dominant player at the small-school level.
ESPN.com's Scouts Inc. has evaluated every player in the draft and this is what they say about Patrick: ''Patrick's lack of explosiveness -- both as a receiver and blocker -- will likely prevent him from ever becoming a fulltime starter in the NFL. However, he is worth a second-day pick because of his combination of size, athleticism and ball skills. Patrick could develop into a versatile backup that can contribute as a traditional tight end, halfback and fullback on offense, while also providing worth on special teams.''
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