Patrick Paul
Patrick Paul  OT  Houston | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Patrick Paul
Height
6-7
Weight
333
College
Houston
Position
OT
Class
Junior
Home town
Houston, TX
85.4/100
Player Rating
15
PositionRank (OL)
5.24
FortyYD Time

Patrick Paul OT Houston | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Patrick Paul OT Houston
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: Left Tackle
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 5.24 seconds (55%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-7 (76%*) Weight: 333 (90%*)
Hands: 9 3/8 (19%*) Arm: 36 2/8 (93%*) Span: 86 6/8 (100%*)
Forty: 5.24 (O) (55%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: Left Tackle
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 5.24 seconds (55%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-7 (76%*) Weight: 333 (90%*)
Hands: 9 3/8 (19%*) Arm: 36 2/8 (93%*)
Span: 86 6/8 (100%*)
Forty: 5.24 (O) (55%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 85.4 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
74%
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Pass Blocking:
92%
Run Blocking:
69%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Late
Overall Rank: #67 Position rank: #15
College Games: 43 College Snaps: 2899
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 72/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 82 Stars 247 RATING: 82/100
Ovr Rank: #2131
College Combine Results
Grade: 2 Stars 2 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.3 (87%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Matthew Bergeron - Syracuse
75%
Darnell Wright - Tennessee
70%
Jaxson Kirkland - Washington
69%
Draft Profile: Bio
Patrick Paul was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and received a 3-star grade from 247 Sports after his time at Jersey Village High School. He committed to Houston, where he began his collegiate football career.

In 2019 as a freshman, Paul participated in 3 games and played a total of 178 snaps at left tackle for the Cougars. His performance included allowing just one quarterback hurry, 3 quarterback hits, and no sacks.

As a sophomore in 2020, he saw action in 2 games, contributing 147 snaps. During this time, he conceded just 2 quarterback hurries, with no quarterback hits or sacks recorded against him at left tackle.

In his junior year of 2021, Paul was involved in 14 games, amassing 964 snaps. His record for the season included 11 quarterback hurries, 4 quarterback hits, and 3 sacks while playing at left tackle.

In 2022, during his senior year, Paul appeared in 12 games and played a total of 832 snaps. He allowed 12 quarterback hurries, 3 quarterback hits, and one sack throughout the season at left tackle.

In his fifth year in 2023, as a senior, Paul participated in 12 games and was on the field for 777 snaps. He improved his performance, allowing 6 quarterback hurries, one quarterback hit, and no sacks at left tackle.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Paul possesses exceptional arm length and strength, enabling him to effectively neutralize defenders once he establishes a grip.
  • His athleticism is notable, with quickness and agility that allow him to reach pass protection landmarks and connect with targets on the move in run-blocking scenarios.
  • Utilizes his wide reach effectively to impede and slow down edge rushers, making it challenging for them to get around him.
  • Exhibits robust stopping power and resilience in his anchor, effectively neutralizing bull rushes.
  • Displays a competitive and aggressive play style, consistently driving through opponents until the play is fully concluded.
  • Demonstrates the ability to anchor outside the shoulder with significant grip strength, making it difficult for defenders to disengage.
  • Shows good initial explosiveness and lateral mobility, allowing him to match rushers effectively.
  • Brings a disciplined approach to processing game situations, with keen awareness of angles and adept at identifying blitzes.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Shows limitations as a run blocker, with a tendency to lose leverage and control in the second phase of blocks, affecting his ability to sustain blocks over time.
  • His massive frame and upright stance contribute to inconsistent pad level, compromising his effectiveness in generating push in the run game.
  • Struggles with precision in hand placement during run blocking, leading to challenges in maintaining blocks against more dynamic defenders.
  • Lacks the desired flexibility, affecting his ability to adjust and maintain leverage against defenders, which is critical for run blocking success.
  • Occasionally dips his head into contact on run blocks, resulting in quick sheds by defenders.
Scouting Report: Summary
Patrick Paul has shown solid development at Houston, transitioning effectively from high school to college ball. His tape shows a tackle with elite length and good anchor ability, making him a wall in pass pro. However, his footwork in space and hand technique, especially in the run game, are areas for development.

At the pro level, Paul's physical traits—like his wingspan and punch—give him a high ceiling. He's got the raw material coaches look for in a tackle. Yet, to crack a starting lineup, he needs to sharpen his technique against NFL-caliber edge rushers and improve his leverage and drive in the run game.

Paul's draft stock is a mix of potential and project. He's a likely second-round pick with the upside to become an excellent pass protector if he can refine his skill set and adapt to the speed and complexity of the NFL. If he can improve as a run blocker he could be an anchor for years.

Patrick Paul percentiles vs other Offensive Tackles (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Patrick Paul (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
52.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
12.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.