Originally Posted by Scooter
i'm completely ignorant to patterson. what i get from scouting reports is a juco transfer who split time between receiver, runningback, and returner. it seems he's more athlete than receiver, but has merely above average combine stats. watching highlights, i see a guy with ideal size with a high ceiling and exceptional bust potential - half of his tape isnt going to work in the pros. what i dont see is an heir to andre johnson or a #2, what i see is jacoby jones.
what am i missing?
The same things were said about Harvin.Patterson has that kind of talent. You try to get the ball in his hands anyway you can.
He's a bigger version of Harvin, which will allow Patterson to be able to play outside too. Patterson is a big play waiting to happen.
The lack of route running skills can be said about almost all WR's coming out of college. It was said about AJ. The question is whether Patterson will put in the work to become AJ. Or will he settle for being a Miles Austin? Either way Patterson is well worth the 27th pick. IMHO