Cordarrelle Patterson, Wide Receiver, Tennessee
6’3” 205 lb.
– Even Patterson’s toughest critics have to admit that he passes the eye-test. Patterson is tall with a thick build, and he looks more like a linebacker than the deep-threat he is.
– Patterson physicality and motor after getting the ball are very impressive. Defenders struggle to pin him down and finish the tackle.
– For a receiver that only spent a year out of JUCO before declaring, Patterson has a great sense of where the sideline is and how to create separation on his curl/sideline routes.
– Patterson is not limited to just one position. Like Tavon Austin for West Virginia, CP has lined up at RB as well as WR, and he is also very good on special teams.
– Though Tennessee didn’t utilize him properly, when they did get him the ball he has exceptional vision and quickness in space.
– Exceptionally shifty, and doesn’t limit himself to just half of the field. With his size, speed, and endurance Patterson crossed the entire field occasionally this season and beat defensive backs with his deceptive running and his head fakes.
– Despite all these positive attributes, Patterson loses focus sometimes and sometimes makes bonehead mistakes. Some people mistake this for a low football IQ, but I strongly disagree.
– I rarely do this, but when I think of who CP reminds me off the name “Julio Jones” has popped into my hard more than once. He is a physically talented receiver that will go as far as his concentration and offensive coordinator will take him in the NFL. Another good comparison would be Percy Harvin, but I think Patterson’s large sturdy frame will make him a better box out player. Grade: Top-15