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.
Off. 40 Time
Unoff. 40 Time
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?