Patrick Chung S 6' 210 Oregon
Chung redshirted his first season on campus, but it apparently made him ready for action in 2005. As a redshirt freshman, Chung earned Freshman All America honors after tallying 91 tackles, 1.5 for loss, and two interceptions on the year. As a sophomore, he had 84 tackles, 3.5 for loss, two sacks, and four interceptions. Chung had an even better year as a junior in 2007, posting a career high 117 tackles, 7.5 for loss, and two picks on his way to All America honors and 1st Team Pac 10 honors. The numbers dipped a bit as a senior but he was just as effective. Chung had 82 tackles, 6.5 for loss, two sacks, and an interception.
Chung is the complete safety prospect. He is very active and aggressive on the field, and will not be outworked by anyone. Chung is a tackling machine and loves to attack the action near the line of scrimmage. He is quick to read the play and wastes nothing flying to the ball carrier. Chung is a very good tackler and plays bigger than his size, laying out offensive players that cross the middle of the field. He is not just a big hitter, as Chung shows the awareness and speed in coverage to be in position to make plays on the football. He brings the ability to lead a defense, and never wants to leave the field. Chung is a very good special teamer, playing on kick coverage units and he even has experience returning punts and kicks.
The only thing Chung really lacks is amazing size, as he has only average size with listed measurements of 6' 210. His size does not limit his ability on the field because he plays bigger, but with his aggressive nature on the field, he could wear down over the course of the season in the NFL.
William Moore might be the top of the safety class, but Chung is as good as anyone behind him. He could go as high as the second round in April.