Personally I believed Cam Newton to be the best player in that Draft and definitely the best quarterback.
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It should be noted that Tennessee averaged 10.9 yards every single time they even looked in Cordarrelle Patterson's direction. That's 10.5 yards per TARGET when the ball is thrown his direction, and if you count his run plays (I do, and so do the rest of the NFL front offices) then it's more like 10.9 yards because he absurdly averaged 12 yards per carry on his run plays (to go along with 12 yards per catch on the few screen passes he caught).
That's another thing. People act like this guy hasn't run or caught the ball on any routes. I don't get that. He hardly caught any screen passes. Far and away fewer screen passes than your average receiver in this class. Tennessee substituted end-arounds for the screen game because they felt the end-arounds benefited their ground game more than screens would.
If you REALLY watch his tape you'll see him out there running real routes, creating real separation, and catching footballs on guys like David Amerson of NC State, Darius Slay and Johnthan Banks of Mississippi State, Louschez Purifoy and Jaylen Watkins of Florida, Branden Smith and Sanders Commings of Georgia, Robert Lester of Alabama, Jimmy Legree of South Carolina, E.J. Gaines of Missouri and Andre Hal of Vanderbilt. All of these guys are draftable players. Some more than draftable.
The point someone raised earlier about him giving away his routes is a good one. He lacks refinement there. He's only one year out of JUCO though and that's not abnormal. Speaking of JUCO, his first year off JUCO numbers are either comparable or significantly better than several former JUCO players that went on to successful NFL careers. That list includes Steve Smith (Carolina), T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Chad Johnson, Isaac Bruce and Stevie Johnson. The only JUCO WR who went on to be very successful in the NFL and also significantly outproduced Patterson in their first years out of JUCO was Keyshawn Johnson.
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Ya...and Geno Smith COULD be our pick also. We are pretty sure to get one of the top 3 FA WR (Jennings) and that means we aren't taking a WR in the first round. KIPER BLOWS.
I have to agree with other. I don't see us going WR at 12
He jealously guards his "reputation" and is more worried about looking like an expert than being an expert. Screw him.
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