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#1 TMS3426

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:18 PM


NFL Draft Bible@NFLDraftBible1m

The very dependable + reliable Charles Davis stated that he's heard from 3 teams whose interview with Cordarrelle Patterson did not go well.


#2 RockyTopVol

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:41 PM

He's not the sharpest tool in the shed. Still, he's damn near impossible to stop once the ball is in his hands.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:55 PM

good thing he doesn't have to answer any questions correctly before the QB will throw a ball his way

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:01 PM

he is a smart enough football player

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:53 PM

what were they expecting? that's the question.

i think he's probably a diva, but he's talented enough to back it up. wouldn't bother me at all. don't want a whole team of them, but if one guy is massively talented and can back his talk up, i don't care how much he runs mouth and points at himself.

i can see some teams not wanting that, but that's their problem.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:38 PM

He's not very book smart or anything like that, but his football smarts are just fine from what I've seen from Tennessee.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:19 PM

He's certainly a diva.


I also certainly don't care. He's displayed good football IQ and a willingness to be good. Beyond that, as long as there are no legitimate off field issues, I just don't care.




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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:20 PM

I mean if we're drafting what is supposed to be Smitty's eventual successor... Keepin that attitude from the position doesn't bother me any.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:23 PM

He's not very book smart or anything like that, but his football smarts are just fine from what I've seen from Tennessee.


I appreciate this statement and understand this statement but somehow I don't think you can blow things off based on football vs. "book" smart cliches.

Football smarts have taken his talent to a high level in the collegiate arena but there are some shortcomings. The question is can he overcome those shortcomings at the next level. In order to do so he needs to improve some of the raw football talent but also doesn't need the lack of "book smarts" (e.g. being a knucklehead) to hinder him. I think it is more of an art than a science in determining this.

#10 JawnyBlaze

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:46 PM

The thing is, an interview not going well doesn't just mean he wasn't smart. Could mean they didn't like his attitude, could mean he showed up late, could mean any number of things. Doesn't just mean he isn't smart. Interviews and medical checks are probably the most important parts of the combine. 40 times and stuff are all good and well for the talking heads and mock drafts, but I would imagine teams place more importance on interviews and medical checks (and I've read as much online).

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:04 PM

I appreciate this statement and understand this statement but somehow I don't think you can blow things off based on football vs. "book" smart cliches.

Football smarts have taken his talent to a high level in the collegiate arena but there are some shortcomings. The question is can he overcome those shortcomings at the next level. In order to do so he needs to improve some of the raw football talent but also doesn't need the lack of "book smarts" (e.g. being a knucklehead) to hinder him. I think it is more of an art than a science in determining this.



Don't worry you will get use to CarPanfan pushing all concerns aside when it comes to Patterson.

His football IQ is high but he can't read coverages and may have problem absorbing a playbook. The 2 things counter each other but not in some peoples minds.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:20 PM

Everybody can't be a brain surgeon like Terrell Owens or a rocket scientist like Randy Moss, you know.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:39 PM

The thing is, an interview not going well doesn't just mean he wasn't smart. Could mean they didn't like his attitude, could mean he showed up late, could mean any number of things. Doesn't just mean he isn't smart. Interviews and medical checks are probably the most important parts of the combine. 40 times and stuff are all good and well for the talking heads and mock drafts, but I would imagine teams place more importance on interviews and medical checks (and I've read as much online).


This could be the reason combined with being total loss when it comes to the white board.

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 09:47 PM

http://insider.espn....ising-prospects

Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson (88): Even a casual football fan can see that Patterson has elite physical tools and the ability to make big plays with the ball in his hands, which has him in the first-round mix at this point. However, the more NFL personnel I talk to the more I hear worries about the steep learning curve he will face at the next level. He played just one year at the FBS level and has a lot to learn in terms of route-running, got mixed reviews on his interviews at the combine and there are concerns about his ability to quickly absorb an NFL playbook.
Patterson (6-1⅞, 216) is more of a playmaker in space than college teammate Justin Hunter, but Hunter is more savvy and loose as a route-runner, and is much more natural tracking the ball and going up to win one-on-one matchups downfield. Both Hunter and Patterson have had some drops (and there are concerns about Hunter's toughness), but Hunter has more overall traits that translate to the next level and more potential there. Patterson is likely to come off the board first, but I agree with those who feel Hunter is better equipped to succeed at the next level.

#15 jungleking

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 04:50 PM

If NFL teams are the ones saying that the interviews didn't go well, they can't just be thrown out because 'his football IQ is high.' They're not asking the kid to memorize the periodic table here, they're asking questions that they think matter.


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