Quick Feet 7.5
|Patterson is an excellent athlete. He is very versatile on the field and can do just about anything because of his athletic ability. Patterson is fast, quick, and changes direction in the blink of an eye. He is just one of those guys that is a purely gifted athlete. Just on his athleticism alone he is going to be capable of at least a couple of big plays a game.|
Clutch Play 6.5
Team Player 6.5
|Patterson is a tough player and does not shy away from going after the ball in traffic. His elusiveness and speed has allowed him to come up with some of the biggest plays on some of the biggest stages. Patterson's production at Tennessee is very good as an all purpose player. His consistency as a receiver is kind of all over the place which can be attributed to how he is used in Butch Jones' system at Tennessee. Patterson's willingness to do just about anything on the field and play through pain makes him a team player with very little quit.|
|MENTAL ALERTNESS||SECTION GRADE:||6.0|
|I don't see Patterson as the brainy receiver; he is not going to read and pick apart a defense's scheme for openings, however he will kill you with his natural instincts and his athletic ability allows him to react very quickly to the defense. Patterson's ability to lineup all over the field and make plays shows that his concentration is very good throughout the game.|
|Body Type 5.0
Play Strength 5.5
|Patterson has adequate size but needs to increase his upper body strength. His strength, especially upper body, is in question because he struggles in the blocking game as well as getting off the ball when jammed. Patterson is explosive when he finds a crease and bursts right through it using his quickness but is not going to run anyone over. His durability is a bit in question because he did get banged up a little bit this season and missed some practices and one game.|
My apologies for throwing you for a loop, but as you might have noticed at the end, this is not a scouting report for Patterson, it was a scouting report for Percy Harvin with all of the names replaced. Lots of similarities, huh?
The only difference between the two coming out of college, in my mind, is Patterson's added size and strength.
It doesn't mean, by any means, that Patterson will have the same game changing potential as Harvin, but at least we don't have to deal with any more 'migraines'.
Can't wait to see this dude play!