This is not meant to be a debate on Jeff Ireland's competence. What do we know about this current regime?
1- They love seniors and guys that have played 3+ years in college. The one exception is Ryan Tannehill, only having started 16 games at QB
2- Joe Philbin and Jeff Ireland have both stressed that the ability to be a natural hands catcher trumps all at WR.
3- They like high character guys.
4- They like guys that produced in college.
5- No loudmouths.
6- They don't like drafting WR early.
Patterson played at 3 different schools in college. Most of the film ive seen, he traps the ball with his body. Character...who knows. But he did have some bonehead moments v Mizzou (celebrating too early) and Florida (celebrating simple first downs). Not enough to frown upon his character..but enough to give pause. He didn't light the world on fire in college, despite being covered by #2 corners (Justin Hunter got covered by the #1s) and despite having an NFL caliber quarterback throwing to him. Physically he's a beast, and looks the part...but i don't see anyway that the Dolphins draft him at #12, not if it meant theyd have to completely go against their blueprint, especially with the pressure to win now, and 3 viable WR targets to be had in FA and a plethora of 2nd and 3rd round talent in the draft.
I don't want us drafting him, and i'm confident that we won't.