Ok you have me sold if you can tell me that those dropped long balls can be coached out of him and he interviews well, as in not being a headcase. He seems like the type of player we need. Does what the team requires of him and puts his body on the line.
He made a deep vertical catch against David Amerson in his first game of the year. Had another one about 25 yards over the shoulder against Robert Lester of Alabama. He an do it.
Honestly a lot more worried about his ability to read corner and especially safety leverage at full speed during his routes, making the adjustments he will need to make in the pros to be a trusted receiver target. That is my biggest concern. Not hands.
It was tough, at first, for Patterson to accept going to a junior college after not qualifying academically out of high school. He admitted that he didn't care about his grades during his freshman and sophomore year, and it left him in a tough predicament.
He wanted to go straight from high school to a top-notch program, but the detour to Hutchinson has helped him grow as a person, he said.
"I thought junior college would be a waste of time," Patterson said. "It has been a great thing for me to come here and learn.
"Back in high school, I didn't have everything I needed. I didn't respect people how I should. The coaches here have taught me respect and how to do things the right way."
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2...ennessee-vols/Though he was a relative unknown for two years while in junior college, Patterson has dazzled this season with touchdowns rushing, receiving and returning kicks. The Vols lined him up at tailback against Mississippi State for a 15-yard gain on a simple toss play. As a polished wideout, though, Patterson has a ways to go.
"Cordarrelle Patterson is probably more naturally talented than Hunter, which is saying a lot," McShay said. "You're talking about maybe the most -- just in terms of raw tools, he may be the most talented wide receiver in the country. They're handing him the ball, and why not?
"He's so talented in the open field carrying the ball. He's smooth. When you watch him, for such a big guy, he can make cuts and weave in and out of traffic. I think he's playing 101 level wide receiver in terms of running routes and understanding coverages. He has a lot to learn in that regard. Who knows if he's coming back, too."