The one factor that I have not yet highlighted that gives him an amazing edge with the football in his hands is his awareness of the field and defenders. For a guy that does boneheaded things at times that show a lack of mental presence, he shows absolutely amazing mental presence on the run when he is running with the football in his hands. He has eyes in the back of his head. His functional field memory and instincts are off the charts. This was something that Dez Bryant had going for him in a big way coming out of Oklahoma. It was why I loved Dez so much coming out of that Draft. And, it is why Dez Bryant is a special player in the NFL as we sit here today, despite his issues.
This is the part that gives me great hope for what the dolphins offense could have as a weapon. He appears to be able to run the same routes as Mike Wallace and plus he looks to have little more shiftyness/sizzle. Perhaps with maturity the bonehead mistakes will subside. Then of course CK as if on cue, you brought me back down to earth when you concluded that Ireland and Philbin would never choose a player such as Patterson, because of his slow processing speed (I hate you when you're right). So there is a grain of truth to what Nic Bouniconti said about Jeff's averson to play makers.