Cordarrelle PattersonFeb 22, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson speaks to the media during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
The past couple of months have found Cordarrelle Patterson being considered as the top wide receiver in the draft. Several mock drafts have Patterson going as high as the 8th overall pick to the Buffalo Bills. Patterson had a great combine during the skills portion, including a time of 4.42 in the 40 yard dash.
Draft expert Dane Brugler said that “Patterson was all smiles and embraced the limelight” during the combine process. Brugler also had an interesting quote from Patterson concerning his decision to leave Tennessee.
I didn’t expect to be a one-year-and-done but we had the coaching change and everything was getting a little crazy, so I wanted to get out of there. – Cordarrelle Patterson
Brugler noted that Patterson said he had to go the junior college route, and shared this quote in regards to his time at Hutchinston Community College.
Oh, yeah, there were a lot of times I doubted because I had to leave high school and go all the way to Hutchinson in Kansas. I would call my mom every day and ask her if she still thought I needed to do this and she said, ‘Yeah, it’s been your dream for a long time so just make sure you stick with it. – Cordarrelle Patterson
Brugler said one thing he took away from the interview was Patterson’s answer to the question, what are you three strengths? To which Patterson answered “speed, catching and scoring”
Cordarrelle Patterson certainly has a bright future, and the sky’s the limit for him. He has the talent. but it will be important for him to put in the work during the week, to be relevant on Sundays.