There were literally no words for Arizona Cardinals’ defensive coordinator Ray Horton when it came to assessing Patrick Peterson.
Horton was a guest on Arizona Sports 620’s Doug & Wolf Show Thursday and when asked what his young corner needs to improve on, the Cardinals’ DC was rendered speechless.
After a period of silence, Horton discussed why he believes Peterson is such a special and rare breed of talent.
“How do you describe somebody that’s smart, that’s fast, that’s strong, that’s big, that has fantastic hands, feet, he has tackling ability, he studies, says the right things, was brought up the right way by his parents?” Horton said. “He is the complete package.”
The 22-year-old’s play speaks for itself this season. Peterson has emerged as one of the top cornerbacks in the league. The Cardinals’ 2011 first round pick has 47 tackles and is tied for second in the NFL with seven interceptions.