May 3, 2012; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) gets set for a drill at the Minnesota Vikings Rookie Minicamp at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Cordarrelle Patterson Will Get Chance To Start For The Minnesota Vikings

Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said on Wednesday that first round draft pick Cordarrelle Patterson will be given a chance to start for the team this fall.

This should come as no surprise to anyone, even though Frazier was hesitant to commit to the possibility previously.

Any player that a team selects in the first round is expected to go out there and compete for a starting job. Patterson will be no different.

With the void that is left by receiver Percy Harvin (who was traded to the Seattle Seahawks) this is especially true for the Vikings.

Minnesota announced also on Wednesday that they’d be moving quarterback Joe Webb to receiver, as insurance in case Patterson struggles.

So far Patterson has done anything but struggle. ESPN 1500 Twin Cities reported earlier this month that Patterson looked explosive.

Patterson has some big expectations in front of him, but so far things seem to be going well for the former Tennessee Volunteer.

We’ll continue to keep you updated on Patterson and other former Vols in the NFL as they progress this off season.


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  • Billy Schwandt

    Here is to you CP and showing the world you have what it takes to be a superstar in the NFL!!!! SKOL VIKINGS!!!!

  • Tommy Yarbrough

    When you watch some of the tape on CP, you do get to see some of the elusiveness and speed that he has, and SO FAR, I’m glad they drafted him, even though I was really high on DeAndre Hopkins ( Clemson ), and Aaron Dobson (Marshall ). To me, Patterson’s hands are still a question mark, and his route running needs to be refined. Hopefully, with the proper coaching ( and mentoring from guys like Greg Jennings ), Cordarrelle will become one of the elite threats in the game, if Ponder is able to establish some chemistry with him, and is able to get him the ball. IMO, Ponder is still also a big question mark, as I think it is high time he has his breakout season, is able to read defenses better and quicker, and spreads the ball around to all of the talent he is going to have to throw to. Moving Joe Webb to WR is probably the best thing the Vikings could’ve done with him, unless they had cut him. He surely is no QB. We’ll see how much talent and the skill set he has at his new position. I definitely hope he does well. Watching this coming season unfold is going to be interesting to say the least. I really, really want to see us blow by the Peckers, take the division, make a deep playoff run, and push for the Super Bowl. I think the team is talented enough…it’s really the heart and passion that they are willing to exude to make it there. I can’t wait for the season to start. They’ve given Minnesota some rather tough games on their schedule, not to mention having to play the Peckers, Bears, and Lions twice each. The Vikings are going to have an uphill battle. I hope they can live up to the challenge. SKOL VIKINGS!!!!!!!

    • Zach Ragan

      They can use Patterson in a variety of ways, just like they did Harvin. I think that’s why he fits so well with them. He is raw and although is hands were suspect at times last year, I think he had less drops then fellow Vol Justin Hunter. He showed great field awareness and I think he’ll pick up the game just fine in Minnesota.