Well, no pressure Patrick Peterson.
I’ve never been a part of a team with a more valuable defensive player. Then you consider the guy can really help you in three phases of the game—defense, special teams and now as a receiver. He is one of a kind. Every player that you draft, there’s a maturation process. Sometimes guys have to grow up. When Patrick walked through the door he was ready to play. He was already a pro, from a skill-set standpoint and from an attitude and maturity standpoint. From an ability standpoint, I’ve never seen anything like him. He’s the closest thing in the league to a Bo Jackson, a Deion Sanders.
Peterson is no doubt one of the premier athletes, if not the premier athlete in the NFL. However, Peterson, athletically gifted as he is and as talented a defender as he is, has yet to show any potential multi-position (sans kick/punt returns) or multi-sport ability professionally.
That very well could change though as the Cardinals are reportedly building offensive packages around Peterson, so it sounds as if we’ll get a glimpse of the athletic enigma in the near future.