Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ
Originally Posted by SF Dolphin Fan
I don't think it's that crazy. Make no mistake, Patterson is rougher around the edges right now than Keenan is due to inexperience, but the upside with Patterson is the equalizer.
You can watch college football for a long time and not see a kid that brings the type of athleticism and ability with the ball in his hands that Patterson brings. You'll see several receivers that are tall and fast in a straight line, but don't have the agility in their hips and explosion to create separation and put fear in defenders with the ball in his hands.... the Johnathan Baldwin type.
Patterson has some Julio Jones in him, just not as physical or strong. He thinks he can make all 11 guys miss everytime he gets the ball in his hands.. and he almost does.
Patterson would be the receiver that would intrigue coaches the most. He's able to do some incredibly rare things with the ball in his hands for a receiver, much less a receiver that size.
It's the mental aspects and ability to pick up a system that I would question in regards to Patterson. That's to be determined in an X's and O's session during the interview process, but in terms of physical gifts and raw talent, I don't see a receiver that stacks up.