Cordarrelle Patterson Wins Hands Competition

Cordarrelle Patterson continued showing off his skills that have led him to being a potential first round draft pick in the upcoming NFL draft.  Patterson competed in the Skechers GoRun Hands Competition that aired Saturday night on ESPN2.  Patterson won the event beating out USC wide receiver Robert Woods by 3 tenths of a second. Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro finished third, followed by Florida safety Matt Elam.  Other winners on the night included Florida State quarterback EJ Manual in the QB accuracy competition.  North Carolina running back Giovani Bernard won the obstacle course competition. Defensive end Damontre Moore from Texas A&M won the lineman strength challenge, and Brett Maher out of Nebraska won the kicker competition.

Many draft analysts have Patterson as a first round pick and ESPN senior draft analyst Mel Kiper has him as the number one receiver on his esteemed “big board”.  Patterson came to Tennessee as a junior college transfer out of Hutchinson Community College.  The Rock Hill, SC native quickly made an impact with the Vols.  In his first game against NC State the junior wideout had six catches for 93 yards and a touchdown.  He also added two rushes for 72 yards, including an impressive 67 yard score. He quickly established himself as one the most dynamic players in the SEC.

Patterson will look to continue the tradition of “Wide Receiver U” and represent Tennessee at the next level.  The NFL draft will begin on Thursday, April 25th.  Cordarrelle Patterson is one of several Volunteer players expected to be drafted.  In the coming months we’ll break down all the potential future Vols that are draft eligible this year.

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