NFL Draft Fact or Fiction: Dissecting the Labels on Key Prospects
BY MATT STEIN
(FEATURED COLUMNIST) ON FEBRUARY 15, 20138,371 reads
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Cordarrelle Patterson, Wide Receiver, Tennessee
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Fact or Fiction: Fiction
Oftentimes, players are considered boom-or-bust prospects because they are labeled raw. No prospect may fit that profile more than Cordarrelle Patterson this year.
As good as Patterson looked this past season, people still consider him one of the rawest players in this year's draft. This is likely due to the fact that he only played one season at the University of Tennessee (he was a JUCO transfer).
However, those who have actually watched Patterson play have seen a player who is ready to walk in from day one and produce in the NFL. Not only can Patterson make plays vertically down the field, but he also has the agility and quickness to pick up huge chunks of yards after the catch.
Now there are still some areas of his game that could use improvement, but Patterson is far from being a raw prospect. Look for him to contribute right away in this league.
Looks like people are watching more tape and realizing that this kids isn't as raw as people said.. We may have to trade up if we want him.. But I will tell you this.. If Patterson is that Special . I would go get him.. Just my opinion.. Go Fins..