A 6'3 220 Lb Ted Ginn who played some RB.
I doubt Patterson would be playing RB if he was afraid of contact. Although we are talking about Dooley being the HC.
Even if Patterson is afraid of contact, he made the most big plays on the Vols offense.
Against Alabama Millner was opposite Patterson most of the game with help from Sunseri over the top.
Georgia also used help over the with Cummings as the main guy covering Patterson.