When looking at a 1 year post-Juco player you need. To evaluate how he adjusts to the level of competition and how well he takes direction, how hard he works and how quickly he improves. Those are the indicators for how or if he can continue to improve to a high NFL level. Patterson has all of the physical talents, and he showed strong consistent improvement and effort over the course of his time at Tennessee.
To me, all of the adjustment/development indicators are pointing up and he is trending very well. From my point over view he looks like a guy starting to scratch the surface of his immense talents and likely to become an elite NFL receiver. I would love to draft him and have him grow into Tannehill's Julio Jones, because I think he has a similar talent level. For me, it's about the long term, not next year. Greg Jennings is the answer for next year and for tutoring young WR's so the fully develop quickly. But Patterson has physical ability to be another Irving Fryar and the work ethic to get the most out of his talent. I'm a fan.