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Bucky Brooks' latest mock (has us passing on Patterson). Hmmph.

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Why does kkl have some kind of weird fetish with corrdarelle patterson?

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Why does kkl have some kind of weird fetish with corrdarelle patterson?

It's an ongoing thing...I've asked him, he just has an inverted boner for Patterson.

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Why does kkl have some kind of weird fetish with corrdarelle patterson?

So did you just by pass all the other poster pointing out Patterson flaws on your way to questioning me for doing the same thing?

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So did you just by pass all the other poster pointing out Patterson flaws on your way to questioning me for doing the same thing?

Come on, you know you are the top dawg for pointing out his flaws.

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Allen or Patterson would be nice but if you go DT you help 2 positions (both the D-line and our secondary thru a better pass rush/collapsed pocket). Kalil is coming back which makes the O-line instantly better so my vote is DT in the first, then CB or S in the second.

I don't think Smitty's replacement comes to us this year.

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the question with Patterson is if you think he can learn these things because his athletic ability is through the roof. It's all about wanting the best bang for your buck. Do you think Patterson can become an elite talent or do you think Hunter or Hopkins are better options because they are more complete right now? I choose Patterson strictly from the standpoint that even if he fails to see his "roof" he will still be an impact player. While I think Hunter and even Hopkins will be good players, Patterson excites in a way that few players are able to. Patterson catches with his body, doesn't extend his arms and runs shitty routes. All those things are very coachable. Not trying to start ANOTHER discussion about Patterson but this is how I view things.

Player

School

Height

Weight

Off. 40 Time

Unoff. 40 Time

10-Yd Split

Vert

Broad

Arms

Hand

Justin Hunter

Tennessee

6-4

196

4.44

4.41

1.54

39.5

136

33.28

9.38

Cordarrelle Patterson

Tennessee

6-2

216

4.42

4.37

1.55

37

128

31.68

9.08

Deandre Hopkins

Clemson

6-1

214

4.57

4.50

1.59

36

115

33.38

10.08

So Hunter is taller longer .02 slower (coming off a acl injury) jumps higher and has bigger hands.

And While Hopkins is slower and shorter he has bigger hands and very explosive in his own right.

Not to mention he produced 82 rec. 1,405 yards and 18TD!!!

So with all this data I put in front of you I have a few questions.

1. What makes Patterson "athletic ability" thru the roof and why does he have a chance to be a elite talent and Hunter's doesn't?

2. Does 18TD not excite you?

3. What would be more bang for our bucks? A guy learning how to be a WR or 2 guys who already know?

4. Doesn't the fact that Hunter and Hopkins have already been number 1 WR on a team. Give them a better chance then Patterson of becoming 1 in the Pro's?

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drum rolll here we go..............

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I'm not biting. we have discussed this ad nauseum

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Raw is made up of shades, and no two raw players are the same, so comparisons are pointless.

Some players, like Cam, are considered raw because they haven't done something (like take snaps from under center or reading a defense) and people assume it will take time for them to learn how...if they can ever learn it. But others, like Patterson, are considered raw because we have seen them do everything they will be expected to do in the NFL, but have clear weaknesses that must be corrected before they can live up to their potential.

I like Patterson, and was high on the possibility of taking him at 14. However, the more I hear and see about him, the more wary I become. There is no doubt that he is explosive...particularly with the ball in his hands in the open field. My concern comes with pretty much every other aspect of his game. They were talking the other night on Path to the Draft about how he jumps for most balls, even when he doesn't need to, and that receivers like that are almost always body catchers...and when I watch clips of him, that is exactly what I see. He also is not a skilled route runner at this point. And from what I have heard and read, he is not considered the most intelligent of guys and was not giving teams a good impression in the interviews at the combine.

With that said, I think he will be a good receiver, and definitely worth at least a 2nd, but I am not sold on the fact that he will fix his flaws to the extent that he will ever become a clear #1 receiver. But I do believe he can be at least a solid #2, so if we do take him, I think he does add value and makes the team better.

"Come on, you know you are the top dawg for pointing out his flaws. "

This is one of the best post I've seen about the Patterson situation and it didn't come from me.

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I'm not biting. we have discussed this ad nauseum

Come on dude.

You made some statements in your post. I showed you data that disputes those statements. Then I asked some very good question.

You said that Patterson upside makes you go with him over the other 2. And I asked what makes him have more upside then the other 2?

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1. What makes Patterson "athletic ability" thru the roof and why does he have a chance to be a elite talent and Hunter's doesn't?

2. Does 18TD not excite you?

3. What would be more bang for our bucks? A guy learning how to be a WR or 2 guys who already know?

4. Doesn't the fact that Hunter and Hopkins have already been number 1 WR on a team. Give them a better chance then Patterson of becoming 1 in the Pro's?

1. Who said that Hunter doesn't? The fact still remains that the preponderance of the experts rank Patterson higher. Patterson is bigger, tougher, stronger and more physical. He is also a better runner, particularly in the open field, and has greater vision than the other two. He is also an effective KR.

2. Not really. What matters is what they are going to do at the pro level against pro competition.

3. According to the scouting reports, all three of them have work to do to become proficient NFL WRs. All three of them could stand to run better routes, and have to learn to become polished, so this is a non-issue.

4. Also a non-issue. If Patterson had had more time in the SEC, then he is likely to have had the unofficial title of WR1. Some team's 2s project to be better pros than another team's 1s. All the time. In the case of Patterson and Hopkins, they have somehow eclipsed their own 1s in the minds of most scouts.

The fact is KKL, that the decision is going to come down to what the pros think, not members of football forums. Like I have always said, I just think due diligence is in order. At this point it is too early to reject Patterson or any WR out of hand for our pick, or any other team's pick. So this is not really about CP, per se, but of course he is widely regarded as the top professional prospect in the draft at the WR position. But, of course if Lotuleile is there I think we'll pick him if we think his ticker is OK, so all I can do is hope that a WR destined for greatness is there in round 2 (or lower).

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Gah, if we missed Loutlelei by a pick I'd be bummed. If all those offensive linemen are gone, I'd take a long look at the safety from Texas then decide on him, Fluker, or Patterson. I just don't know much about Richardson, honestly.

historically when a tremendous talent that would benefit Carolina greatly gets snatched right before our turn the Panthers have done some stupid poo. For instance, if Denver doesn't select Clady in 2008 Hurney doesn't instantly go aspergers about drafting first round running backs and trading up for poo players two years in a row.

Also 1998 and 1996 drafts holy motherf*ckingshit

Edit: also just noticed that he took Rhodes off the board just before he mocked Star right before our pick. If that happens in the real draft I will BSOD

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