Aug 8, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) catches a pass against the Oakland Raiders for a first down in the first quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. Vikings win 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN's Matt Williamson Has High Praise For Cordarrelle Patterson

Matt Williamson is currently an NFL scout with ESPN.

Before Williamson joined ESPN, he served as a scout for the Cleveland Browns.

So suffice it say, the man knows what he’s talking about when it comes to scouting players.

That’s why his recent statement about Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson carries a lot of weight.

Williamson: I’ve been a scout for a long time, and I don’t think I have ever seen anyone like Patterson in the open field.

Unlike Williamson, I haven’t been a scout for a long time (or any amount of time), but I know I’ve never seen anyone in the open field like Cordarrelle Patterson.

It’s pretty well documented at this point how impressive the former Vol is with the ball in his hands.

Patterson is expected to be the focal point of the Vikings’ offense in 2014. He still has a lot of growing to do as a player, but as long as Minnesota can get the ball in his hands, he’ll be a threat to score.

We saw that last season when Patterson went crazy against the Baltimore Ravens and made their secondary look silly.

Patterson caught five passes for 141 yards in that game, including a 79 yard touchdown.

Go to the 1:30 mark of the video below to see just how dangerous Patterson can be in the open field.

It’s scary to think about how good Patterson could be in 2014.

Especially with the Vikings making a concerted effort to get him the ball

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