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WR Patterson A Good Fit For Vikings?

Posted by Mike Wobschall on February 22, 2013 – 2:04 pm

The headline to this blog entry will open a lot of Vikings fans’ eyes. Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson is currently viewed by many as the top WR prospectin the 2013 NFL Draft. Whether he truly is the top prospect or whether he actually is the first WR taken is a debate for another day.

For the time being, check out the 5 teams NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks identifies as potential landing spots for the super-athletic Patterson. Hint: the Vikings are one of them. But if you’re a huge Patterson-to-the-Vikings hopeful, you’re not going to like where the Vikings rank among the 5 teams. Because they hold the 23rd overall pick in the 1st round, the Vikings are last on this list. The top team (Miami) picks 12th overall and another team (St. Louis) has two 1st-round picks (#16 and #22) before the Vikings have their 1st-round choice.

If you want some alternatives at WR should the Vikings go that way in the 1st round, check out what NFL Network’s Mike Mayock had to say while appearing on Voice of the Vikings Radio Network Paul Allen’s 9-noon radio show on KFAN. Also, check out our Senior Bowl coverage from a couple weeks ago, as we identified a talented crop of WRs down in Mobile.


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61 Responses to “WR Patterson A Good Fit For Vikings?”

  1. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    First.

  2. By PurplHaze on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    The title is a joke. If you watched any games last season, you should know the answer!

  3. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Aaron Dobson.

  4. By Parkway on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Of course Patterson would be a perfect fit. he’s a bit shorter than he was initially listed, but not a deal breaker.

  5. By Mike R. on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    I think Patterson has potential but is a reach in the first. Maybe Hopkins-Clemson or Williams-Baylor in the 2nd? Will have to watch the Combine….

  6. By BlueBird7 on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    If Patterson is all but out of reach, why even wish for him?

    The old Dutch (German) saying is wish in one hand, poop in the other.

    See which hand fills the fastest!

  7. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    By Parkway on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply
    Of course Patterson would be a perfect fit. he’s a bit shorter than he was initially listed, but not a deal breaker.

    PARKWAY– this is not match.com. This is football.

  8. By Parkway on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Nice irrelevant comment on your part I guess?

  9. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    There is a chart in this article…In that chart…Double Wright’s passing attempts…And then double his yardage…

    Not bad for a rookie !!!…That took the place of a veteran nobody on here thinks is replaceable ???…

    We need outside WR’s…Wright can be groomed to take over the slot duties…

    I think Spielman knows that also…

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1539975-harvin-is-unhappy-with-role-in-the-offense-breaking-down-what-that-really-means

  10. By Parkway on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Hopkins and Patterson are the only 2 WR we should consider in the first

  11. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    More relevant than aliens creating hurricanes.

  12. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Allen is a first rounder also…

  13. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Alien is a first rounder?

  14. By Carl K on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Justin Hunter would be perfect on the outside with Harvin as flanker and Wright in the slot.

    I also like Hopkins. He reminds me of Sidney Rice.

  15. By Carl K on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Is Patterson a good fit if we keep Harvin?

  16. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Notebook_Coach_expects_Antoine_Winfield_Kevin_Williams_to_return022213

  17. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Christian_Ponder_can_bring_championship_to_Vikings_coach_says022213?t=2

  18. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2013/02/20/vikings-get-to-work-in-indianapolis/

  19. By Parkway on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Hopkins would make a lot of sense with his ability to go up and get it which is what we need. But it seems like we’d be more likely to get a WR in the 2nd now with Spielman’s recent comments.

  20. By VikingFan95 on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    I like Patterson but this is a very deep WR draft year, i think we should stay at 23rd and see whos available

  21. By Spencer on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    I think the title is appropriate hop off his back.

  22. By LuckyJ84 on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Patterson would be a great option for the Vikings as their 1st Round pick…it’s just a shame that he won’t fall to #23.
    He’s viewed as the Top WR in the draft yet somehow he’s supposed to magically make it past the 22 picks leading up to the Vikings? And let’s not start playing “Mental Madden” and talking about moving up because the Vikings are NOT in a position to be giving up draft picks just to get 1 guy, after all they currently only have 9 picks. The Vikings need MULTIPLE Wide Receivers and Linebackers, not to mention that they are in need of a DT, CB, OG, and another S – all of which they could use 2 of with exception to S since Smith has part of that core pairing.

    If the Vikings do get a WR in the 1st Round, keeping in mind that there is nothing to prove that they will, a more realistic option would be
    – WR DeAndre Hopkins
    or
    – WR Quinton Paton.

    If they go WR in the 2nd Round (having gotten a different position or getting back-to-back WR’s), options here could be:
    – Robert Woods
    or
    – Justin Hunter
    or
    – Markus Wheaton

  23. By tdurfeightyeight on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Miami will sign Wallace,so their first round choice will not be a receiver.
    Hopkins is the 34th best player in this draft,so trading down and drafting either Hopkins or Patton would be the Vikings best bet.

  24. By Parkway on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Or taking Minter/Rhodes/Ogletree in the first and trading up in the 2nd to get a WR we like.

  25. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Spencer!

  26. By Mike R. on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    If Banks,CB is still on the board with pick no. 23, I will be screaming at the tv!!!

  27. By Parkway on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    I’d take Banks too

  28. By Driveway on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah, me too.

  29. By Carl K on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Patterson measured in at only 6’2.
    Hopkins is 6’1″

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/former-clemson-receiver-deandre-hopkins-makes-33-consecutive-213401923–ncaaf.html

    10.08 hands. I can’t wait to see what Hopkins runs in the 40.

  30. By Carl K on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Hopkins’ arms are 33.38
    31.68 for C Patterson

    Hopkins is the best fit for the Vikings.

  31. By Matthias on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Never compare a german to a dutch or say that we are related. It is kind of saying that people from wisconsin are strongly related to the people of Minnesota, in every way… Many german people, especially our fanatic soccer fans, would probably beat you up…. maybe… Just wanted to inform you

  32. By Mike R. on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    I liked Banks in junior season…he came on a corner blitz against Arkansas,shed the block and hit the running but oblivious Tyler Wilson..forced the fumble which was scooped up by Fletcher Cox and returned into Hogs territory…but oh well, I can wish it was in a purple uniform

  33. By Driveway on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Germans are cool.

  34. By PurplHaze on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    By Matthias on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply
    Never compare a german to a dutch or say that we are related. It is kind of saying that people from wisconsin are strongly related to the people of Minnesota, in every way… Many german people, especially our fanatic soccer fans, would probably beat you up…. maybe… Just wanted to inform you
    **********
    I was going to post the EXACT same comment. Dutch come from Holland, and Germans from Germany.

    Not only that, but that saying is about as German as a Tulip or a Wooden Shoe.

  35. By Mike R. on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    There are Pennsylvania Dutch…they are really Pennsylvania German. They were originally call Pa. Deutsch…but that got lost in translation… Hope that helps

  36. By Driveway on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    There are smart people and dumb people.

  37. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Patterson is listed at 6-3,. Get your info right, people!

  38. By RichardA1 on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    I got it I got it! What to do with Harvin-lets give him to green bay! won’t take long and he will be driving the rest of the team KrAzY, and the coachs, sure to ruin there season!!!

  39. By BlueBird7 on Feb 22, 2013 | Reply

    Driveway

    Yes, .Die sprache der liebe (The language of love) My Mother was “FullGerman”

    Spricht man Deutsch? Do you speak German? Spoken by126 million people.

    Spoken in seven countries. Mostly in Deutschland (Germany, PurplHaze)

    Mike R. Yes indeed, Here is additional for those that know everything. Thanks.

  40. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    Bluebird, my mother’s parents immigrated here from Germany– my father’s side as well but a couple generations earlier. That is why I am so smart.

  41. By Mike R. on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    BlueBird7

    I am dumb person who just happens to live around Pennsylvania Dutch….and I not affiliated with the “reality” Amish Mafia

  42. By Mike R. on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    As Nova used to say “clip clop clip clop….bang! bang! bang!”

  43. By BlueBird7 on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    Titus

    Thanks, at least one person is aware of his surroundings.

    Now, back to football. Do you think the new Stadium should have a sliding Dach?

  44. By BlueBird7 on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    Mike R

    Seen any driveby “Clip Clops” lately? BTW, where is Nova these days?

  45. By Mike R. on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    BlueBird7

    Thank you for your condescending comments. I am well aware of the topic at hand. It is the Combine and the drafting situation of the Vikings. I am sure we all want the same thing…for our team to gel and go from 3-13 a year ago to a possible trip and win to the Super Bowl.

  46. By Mike R. on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    Lol…have not seen Nova….better ask Titus

  47. By swedishfish14 on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    Two words: TAVON AUSTIN

    He is a guaranteed football player with deep threat ability. Many receivers could be a bust, including Patterson. But if Austin fails in one area he has great skills to still excel in other areas. I know he is small, etc, etc…. But, I think he is the most explosive offensive threat in this years draft. If you watched him play last year, you know he could score almost anytime he touched the football.

  48. By Jeremy on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    I have to say I was impressed with some of the things that Keenan Allen said during his interview.

    How nice would it be to draft two of three Tennessee WR’s in this years draft…I would be happy with any combination of either Patterson…Hunter…or Rogers. maybe like we did last draft with Arkansas wrs

    Also would like to have Hopkins from Clemson…

    At any rate I think it would be interesting to address receiver issues with both the first and second round picks…

  49. By Jeremy on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    Has anyone heard anything about Marquess Wilson WR from WSU or if he even was invited to the combine?????

    Could go undrafted MAYBE and would be a steal if he did…

  50. By Tom on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    I wouldn’t select a WR with the first selection in this years NFL draft since Ponder doesn’t throw the ball and he has some good wide receivers and tight end at is disposal. The first thing on the agenda is to solidify the secondary by getting either Revis or even Charles Woodson.
    The Vikings should be getting Childs back from injury last year and Harvin as well, who they better sign and keep happy as he is one of the most explosive players in the NFL, along with Adrian Peterson!

  51. By Carl K on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    Titus- WR combine measurements. This is where I found my facts.

    http://www.acmepackingcompany.com/2013-nfl-draft/2013/2/22/4018596/nfl-scouting-combine-2013-wide-receiver-measurements

    Where did see see “combine measurements” that have C Patterson listed as 6’3″???????

    Please help me get my fact right. Thanks.

  52. By Carl K on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    @Titus- Get your facts straight!
    Patterson is NOT 6’3
    here is another listing of the official combine measurements.

    http://walterfootball.com/combine2013WR.php

    Hokins has bigger hands and longer arms…. if he jumps higher and shows off better hands than Patterson… I will be sold on Hopkins as our 1st round pick.

  53. By Jeremy on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    Who are the GOOD wide receivers at Ponder’s disposal….please enlighten me… did we watch the same team as I did last season??????????? AP carried us on his back to the playoffs…

  54. By aaron on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    Justin Hunter, Pattersons teammate at Tennessee would be a much better fit and would be more likely to be there at 23. He’s taller and has better hands check out Youtube. it would be nice to have them both. if not then I think Patton and Hunter would be great picks for the Vikings needs.

  55. By brad on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    no trade up or down just wait untill the 23rd, theres a lot of talent out there, joe webb is not a cutout at the qb position he really sucked in the playoff game and some others try him at wr if he cant perform cut him, how about teabow for backup?

  56. By JOSH on Feb 24, 2013 | Reply

    We should trade harvin and a third or second round pick for revis tha

  57. By DJurple on Feb 24, 2013 | Reply

    The Purple is going deep intp the playoffs. Harvin will be unreal, Ponder will blossom, Adrian will be outstanding, Rudolf, over the top. Get Ready. And By The Way: The “D” is silent..

  58. By DJurple on Feb 24, 2013 | Reply

    Jeremy I never thought you were and idiot. “At his disposal” is:
    Harvin
    Wright
    Rudolf
    Jenkins
    New Drafts
    Maybe Childs
    Simpson
    Aromashado spell check

    For some reason I feel we could get Sydney back–just dreaming

    Think about the plays everyone except Harvin made in the last games. Live in the future tho. Purple is back in the hunt ,even before the season.
    And remember–Ponder is going to be sooo much better.
    The D is silent.

  59. By DJurple on Feb 24, 2013 | Reply

    This is the funnest draft we have had in 10 years. No trading needed. Just pick the best available.

    The D is silent.

  60. By DJurple on Feb 24, 2013 | Reply

    Any one who utters or writes “we should trade Harvin” is moron. You should bite your own tongue out. –Your brain can use the bandwitdth

    The D is silent.

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