Positive: Hardworking lead blocker with poor size/speed numbers. Fires off the snap, displays excellent vision, and gives effort blocking. Keeps his head on a swivel, displays good awareness, and breaks down well, blocking with leverage. Squares into defenders and removes them from the action. Solid receiver who nicely adjusts to the errant throw and looks the ball into his hands. Consistently finds the open spot in the defense and comes back to the ball to make himself an available target.
Negative: Marginal strength at the point of attack. Not a true finisher as a lead blocker. Marginal quickness and speed in his game.
Analysis: DiMarco was a serviceable player on the college level who was productive in several aspects of the game. He lacks the athleticism to be anything other than a backup in the NFL and must make his mark on special teams."
As a true freshman in 2007, Patrick played in every game on special teams, and was involved in every type of special teams.
In 2008, he played in 13 games with 5 starts and carried the ball one time for three yards against Vanderbilt and caught five passes out of the backfield for 45 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown.
In 2009, he started every game and tallied 14-78-1 as a receiver and 10-31-0 as a runner.
In 2010, DiMarco was a huge part of the electric running attack that helped lead South Carolina to the SEC title. He was used primarily as a lead blocker, but also caught 15 balls for 147 yards and 3 TDs.
Strengths: Tough, hard-nosed throwback style FB who may be one of (if not THE) best ISO blockers in college football. Under-rated hands. Can play all the special teams. Uunderstands blocking and has great technique. Understands his role. Great team mate, smart ballplayer, and solid off-the field character. Football player.
Weaknesses: Not fast. Not huge. not...blah, blah, blah...There are stronger guys with more talent, even at the FB position in this draft. Will not be much of a factor running the ball at the next level.
Projection: 6-7th rounder."