Minnesota Vikings Rumors: Cordarrelle Patterson to Start in Week 1?

Jul 25, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Rant Sports

Earlier this spring, the Minnesota Vikings addressed the need at wide receiver via both the NFL Draft and free agency.

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Jul 26, 2013
 
I think we will see Patterson on the field a lot even if he isn't the second receiver. The third receiver will still get his touches when the vikes use a three receiver set or when used coming out of the back field.
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I heard he body catches because he has midget hands and can’t catch very well.

I also heard he can’t run routes very well and had never been used as a deep threat because doesn’t have the skills to do so.

Pair all of that with Ponders deep ball ineptness and I see short game for him.

I look for him to get some quick throws, reverses, bubble screens, and occasional handoff here and there. So does the rest of the NF.

Maybe he will develop into something super-duper extraordinary or into Troy Williamson. Good luck out there did!

I also heard the day he went to go take his wonderlic test he got lost on the way. He ended up in some other location and ended up joining the Navy accidently instead. What a weirdo! True story!
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Jul 26, 2013
 
GBPmies A lot of people have said that about Patterson & the same amount disagree
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Cordarrelle Patterson Considered one of the most athletic prospects in the draft—if not the most athletic—Patterson brings the Vikings a relative clone of Percy Harvin, but with additional size to boot.

An incredible player with the ball in his hands, Patterson is fluid, agile and strong, racking up yards after the catch better than almost anyone else in college football.

Patterson has come into the NFL with a range of expectations, some of them contradictory. While having a reputation as a “body-catcher,” others who have done extensive film study disagree completely.

Similarly, there are extremely intelligent analysts like Greg Cosell who think that Patterson hasn't been able to translate his explosive agility and cutting ability into route-running, while teammate Greg Jennings thinks his explosiveness at the break is his best attribute.

It is perhaps surprising that one of the most well-studied prospects for the 2013 draft has provoked such wildly different views and analysis, making Patterson more intriguing than at first glance.

There is no question, however, that Patterson is a raw receiver that needs to season himself to play well in the NFL. Of course, there are even differing opinions on how quickly he can pick up the receiving game, one of the most technically challenging positions to learn in the NFL.

Lance Zierlein at the Sideline View has heard from his sources that Patterson requires many more reps than most receivers in order to learn something, while Dave Hyde running the Sun Sentinel's Draft Winds blogs has found evidence to the contrary.

So, the Vikings are left with an unquestionably talented physical specimen who has a lot to learn. But, he may or may not have bad, hard-to-break habits. He may or may not have difficulties with basic route-running.

And he may or may not have the mental quickness to learn the game in an appropriate amount of time.

The Vikings and the fans will learn in short order how quickly Patterson can learn. With only one year in a major college program, Patterson is left with gaps in knowledge not just in the techniques he needs to master, but also in reading defenses and adjusting routes.

It’s unsurprising that he’s competing for a starter spot at the moment, but for right now he looks to be behind Jerome Simpson at split end.

With game-breaking speed and the ability to turn into a sudden and explosive route-runner, Patterson’s ceiling is nearly limitless. But his floor scares people, and he could end up as a marginal tweener like Dexter McCluster instead of the multi-capable threat that Percy Harvin has become.
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He is a very raw receiver as far as reading a defense but he is going to be learning from Jennings, Jennings will mentor Patterson. his locker sits next to jennings for that reason.
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Jul 27, 2013
 
It's hilarious that the Vikings need to be schooled by Packer cast-offs!
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How many seasons did Jennings teach all of the other Packer receivers how to play the game? A lot! The Vikings are fricked now! ROFLMAO
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viking nation wrote:
GBPmies A lot of people have said that about Patterson & the same amount disagree
I know what they say and what they don’t say.

I also know what he says too.
He is very concerned about his appearance and putting on a show that is for sure, not just on the field either. He wants to be “flashy”, cool, dress nice. He sounds like a little kid about to enjoy some stardom. I saw his latest interview; I liked his confidence about his skills until they asked about getting of a jam at the LOS at the end. It was obvious he knows he can’t do it. It is also obvious they didn’t ask him to do it his 1 year of real college ball either.

I am sure sooner or later he will be able to improve to get off a jam and past WRs as a deep threat. He might be a good deep threat someday but please don’t compare midget hands to what Randy Moss was able to do. Moss could catch everything, great hands, attackes the ball at the highest point and brings it down, even in triple coverage. Plus at least Culpepper could get the ball to him. Ponders deap ball is garbage.

I can leave you with this
Moss:”Just chuck it up and I'll go get it dog!

IMO, that is NOT Flashy Patterson’s game.

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This is our new superstar making a spectacular catch.
http://www.vikings.com/media-vault/videos/Mus...
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Avant wrote:
This is our new superstar making a spectacular catch.
http://www.vikings.com/media-vault/videos/Mus...
I watched this earlier today. I could only LMFAO at the DB and how he jumped about 5 secs early and fell down!!! How does this type of player make it into camp? But well done for midget hands! In practice, with no pads, no jam, vs a bum. Ohhhh look out world here comes "Flashy"!
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GBPmies wrote:
<quoted text>
I know what they say and what they don’t say.
I also know what he says too.
He is very concerned that is for sure, not just on the field either. He wants to be “flashy”, cool, dress nice. He sounds like a little kid about to enjoy some stardom. I saw his latest interview; I liked his confidence about his skills until they asked about getting of a jam at the LOS at the end. It was obvious he knows he can’t do it. It is also obvious they didn’t ask him to do it his 1 year of real college ball either.
I am sure sooner or later he will be able to improve to get off a jam and past WRs as a deep threat. He might be a good deep threat someday but please don’t compare midget hands to what Randy Moss was able to do. Moss could catch everything, great hands, attackes the ball at the highest point and brings it down, even in triple coverage. Plus at least Culpepper could get the ball to him. Ponders deap ball is garbage.
I can leave you with this
Moss:”Just chuck it up and I'll go get it dog!
IMO, that is NOT Flashy Patterson’s game.
CB Deion Sanders cared about his appearance and putting on a show also & Deion still does.Patterson is young & wants to look good, I don't see anything wrong with that. Patterson has average hands 9 inch there not small & as far as a defender jamming him at the line Patterson is a strong guy look at how wide this guy is & he is young & will only get biger. Not many guys will be able to jam Patterson he is just to big & strong & fast. His speed in near that of Randy Moss & from what other fans that seen Patterson in college has said he could be more explosive off the line then Moss so go luck trying to jam this kid. You've got to learn to say NO to them kind of goodies. Im eating some apple sauce. hahaa
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Note how it said Patterson has very good strength for the position to use his body, box out defenders and make contested grabs, out-muscling defensive backs. Patterson has quick hands and natural adjustment skills to make impressive catches on off-target throws. His coaches rave about his football intelligence and his competitive nature, playing focused and fiery. GBPmies you need to read more about a player before you you make statements like you have.

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GBPmies wrote:
I heard he body catches because he has midget hands and can’t catch very well.
I also heard he can’t run routes very well and had never been used as a deep threat because doesn’t have the skills to do so.
Pair all of that with Ponders deep ball ineptness and I see short game for him.
I look for him to get some quick throws, reverses, bubble screens, and occasional handoff here and there. So does the rest of the NF.
Maybe he will develop into something super-duper extraordinary or into Troy Williamson. Good luck out there did!
I also heard the day he went to go take his wonderlic test he got lost on the way. He ended up in some other location and ended up joining the Navy accidently instead. What a weirdo! True story!
I can tell you dont pay much attention cause I guess you didnt see the one-handed grab he made in the first day of training camp.From what I can gather from otas and training camp so far Patterson doesnt really use his body.Patterson doest have any problems with his vision which was the problem with Williamson.

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GBPfan wrote:
How many seasons did Jennings teach all of the other Packer receivers how to play the game? A lot! The Vikings are fricked now! ROFLMAO
Im sure Jennings helped Jones and Nelson.You know in one of his latest interviews Jennings did speak highly of Boykin so its not all hate.

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Jul 28, 2013
 
I dont know that it matters who really starts cause I suspect we'll rotate all our recievers to some extent.Frazier likes to rotate all the positions so nobodies tired at the latter part of the game.
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<quoted text>I can tell you dont pay much attention cause I guess you didnt see the one-handed grab he made in the first day of training camp.From what I can gather from otas and training camp so far Patterson doesnt really use his body.Patterson doest have any problems with his vision which was the problem with Williamson.
I can tell you don’t know how to F’ing read. I already posted about it above Jack.

Yeah didn't Williamson suffer from walleye vision or something? How the F does that get drafted 7th overall? I guess they didn't see him catch any deep balls in collage..... WAIT A MINUTE! How did "flashy" do catching the deep ball in his 1 year collage ball? What was it 4% of his targets on deep throws? But now he is all of sudden a deep threat like Randy Moss? Child please.

I would like to read more about him not using his body and his development on that issue. Sounds interesting to read and since you gathered some info send me a link. Fascinating stuff!
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<quoted text>Im sure Jennings helped Jones and Nelson.You know in one of his latest interviews Jennings did speak highly of Boykin so its not all hate.
Yeah well they also ALL learned from the great Donald Driver.
I think Greggypoo still likes the WRs. They all seemed very close in GB and their families spent time together. Greg is the God Father of James Jone’s kid.
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viking nation wrote:
GBPmies you need to read more about a player before you you make statements like you have.
FU LOSER!

http://www.nfl.com/draft/2013/profiles/cordar...
Consistently a body catcher, even when it is not necessary. Was not frequently asked to go up and get the football at its highest point. Large number of his snaps start while off the line of scrimmage, allows for a better release. Doesn't use his hands enough against a jam, tries to dip or side-step rather than slap or push. Tends to throttle down in his breaks. Burst after the catch or return is only adequate but does accelerate quickly. Tries to do too much when the ball is in his hands at times. Dropped a few very catchable balls, including easy bucket throw over shoulder. Inconsistent blocking effort.

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl-mock-draft/2013/2...

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For as dynamic a player as he is, Patterson needs to become more physical in fighting through press coverage. Despite his size, he is not a particularly strong player, thus he gets jammed easily at the line of scrimmage. He also loses focus too frequently, causing dropped passes, fumbles or careless plays. Likewise, his blocking efforts left quite a bit to be desired during his season at Tennessee.

In addition to his lack of focus, Patterson also doesn't have the best technique when catching passes. He often lets the ball come into his body and tries to turn up field before reeling the ball in. That caused too many passes to hit the turf this season.

http://walterfootball.com/scoutingreport2013c...
Weaknesses:
• Raw
• Route-running needs work
• Hands; too many dropped passes
• Disappears for stretches
• Intelligence?
• Ability to read defenses?
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It looks like the experts have a number of defferent views on Patterson I think this one states it best it's long but worth reading..http://www.footballou tsiders.com/futures/2013/futur es-wr-cordarrelle-patterson-pl aymaker-0

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