Expectations are high for Patrick Peterson, and there is hope his addition will give the Cardinals one of the better secondaries in the NFL.
On his own, though, people are talking about Peterson in the same way they do New York Jets corner Darrelle Revis, who is so good that he is left to cover receivers without any help. The scenario has been dubbed “Revis Island”, as the only inhabitants are the corner and whatever wideout he is matched up against. Legend has it once you arrive you are rarely, if ever, heard from again.
Well, Peterson has his sights set on a bigger piece of real estate, as he told USA Today.
“I don’t want an island,” the fifth overall selection in the second prime-time draft said. “I want a universe.”
Cocky? Perhaps. Confident? Absolutely. And that’s a good thing.
Cornerbacks have it tough, as today’s rules are meant to make it more difficult to stop receivers. If Peterson can live up to his potential then he, along with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Adrian Wilson and Kerry Rhodes can form one of the better secondaries in the NFL.
He has the size, the tools and the swagger. However, only time will tell if stardom is really in his future.