Allen has been getting dogged lately, I still feel he is the superior prospect for our situation on O
For all the people thinking he's a reach at 12, just know that he won't drop past 17. After the combine and his 40 he will be a for sure top 15 pick.
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I can't see our FO taking a WR at 12, even if we don't get one in free agency. I can see us droping back and taking one in the 20's tho.
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I would love that pick. I bet after the combine, Patterson could be considered a top 10 pick. We'll see.
What makes the most sense is to take a veteran WCO WR like Jennings and draft a couple of young talented WR's in the draft for him to mentor. They play paired down route trees at first to stretch the field and rotate in as the 3rd and 4th WR's while getting more playing time when Jennings or Hartline are injured. By their 2nd or 3rd season they will be polished enough to take over as the main WR's in a 4 or 5 deep WR corps like Green Bay has. So, silly Armando is wrong ... it's not about getting our WR in FA. It's about getting our veteran mentor WR in FA AND then drafting 2 talented WR's to be mentored.
Yes, I'm fine with Cordarrelle Patterson at 12. In five years time we'll look back and say it was a steal, kinda the way the Giants do with JPP or the 49'ers do with Aldon Smith ... because talent trumps polish, and Patterson is simply more talented than Allen.
Even if we grab a WR in FA, i would love this pick, He is raw, but has the most upside and would add an element of explosion to our O. you want excitement? this kid brings that. His stock will rise and i do see him as the 1st WR taken come april. Give our young QB help for now AND for the future. I would take Patterson and one of the two top TEs in the 2nd if still available. All of our holes will not be filled in one offseason, regardless of the amount of $ or picks we have. Give RT some weapons so that he is ready for a consistant playoff push year in and year out sooner rather than later.
Depends on how he does at the combine and our FA signings...but I would be ok with this pick at 12 all things considered. He's a great talent.
I saw him on video for the first time today and the way he changed direction so smooth and quickly was almost like watching a tall Barry Sanders. Terrific vision and control of his body. Having only one year at FBS level indicates he has a tremendous amount of raw talent.