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.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 3, 2013
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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