2013 NFL Draft One to Watch- WR Cordarrelle Patterson


Oct 20, 2012; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) is chased by Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) during a kick return at Neyland Stadium. Alabama won by a score of 44 to 13. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL draft is fast approaching and while it may not be very top heavy, it has some good depth. The wide receiver position has some very good talent and the top talent at the position is wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson out of the University of Tennessee. Patterson could be the next big time talent at the wide receiver position in the NFL.

Cordarrelle Patterson is a 6’3, 205 pound junior that was the primary playmaker for the Volunteers this past season. His start at the junior college level proves that he has the will and the determination to be great. He was often times the fastest player on the field, being able to run a 4.48 forty yard dash. He has all the tools to become great wide receiver, the size, speed, and the elusiveness necessary to be a big time playmaker in the NFL.

Patterson has a very athletic build and has the fluidity along with the hands that are required to be a productive NFL wide receiver. Patterson has the strength necessary to be able to box out and go up and grab the contested catch in traffic. His route running needs improvement but that can be an easy fix with the right type of coaching.

Cordarrelle Patterson has the athleticism to be an extremely dangerous return man either on punts or on kickoffs. During his time with the Tennessee Volunteers, he was one of the most dangerous return men in all college football.

Cordarrelle set over a dozen records while at Hutchinson Community College. He then went on and set the all-purpose yardage record at the University of Tennessee during the 2012 college football season. Cordarrelle Patterson has all of the tools necessary to be a big time talent in the NFL. He should be a first round draft pick, maybe going very early around picks 13-18.