Cordarrelle Patterson highlights
Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson 2012 Highlights
Don't get me wrong, I am excited by the pick, and I think that the Vikings knocked it out of the park on day 1 of the draft. But there are a couple of things that I have seen from Patterson that he needs to work on.
1) He loves the cut back and running horizontally. In college that can work. In the NFL he will not be able to break it out as often. I don't mind him trying to make something out of nothing, but there are a couple of times in that video where he runs backwards to create space. In the NFL that results in negative yards.
2) Routes. Doesn't appear to be his strong point.
Luckily, these are teachable issues, but they will affect the impact he can make this year. I think we will see him start to come into his own towards the end of the season, and then break out in 2014.