The Ravens selected LB Patrick Queen with the 28th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. A star on both sides of the ball, Queen is from Ventress, Louisiana and attended Livonia High School. Showing fantastic athleticism, Queen posted 1,487 yards and 19 TD on offense and recorded 66 tackles (seven for a loss) on defense during his senior season for the Wildcats.
Queen is a 6-foot-1, 227-pound sideline-to-sideline linebacker who has excellent speed and quickness. He is very good on the blitz and he can cover running backs and tight ends out in space. Queen finished his career at LSU with 131 tackles, 17.5 tackles for losses, four sacks and one INT. After posting eight tackles (2.5 for a loss) and a half-sack against Clemson, Queen was named the Defensive MVP during the Tigers’ 2020 National Championship win.
While he’s relatively inexperienced, his instincts appear to be on point and he plays with toughness and physicality. Queen’s over/under draft position was posted at 23.5 on William Hill. He is projected as a Day 1 starting outside linebacker at the NFL level.
One of the youngest prospects in the draft (he turns 21 in August), Queen played his best down the stretch during LSU’s title run as he ended his breakout junior season with six tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks over the final four games. Thriving in coverage, Queen has outstanding speed and is a fluid mover with excellent change-of-direction ability.
2019 stats (Junior; LSU): 37 solo tackles, 85 total tackles, 3 sacks, 1 INT (15 games)
2018 stats (Sophomore; LSU): 20 solo tackles, 40 total tackles, 1 sack (11 games)
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