Sunday February 24th was a big day at the combine in Indianapolis for the receivers looking to make a big impression on NFL teams. It was said this may be one of the fastest group of receivers coming into the combine and they certainly did not disappoint.
The Vikings for now are slotted to pick numbers 23 and my hope is a receiver. A player I am very high on is Cordarelle Patterson (pronounced Core-dare-uhl) out of Tennessee. He stands at 6’2” tall weighing in at 216 and has a 37” vertical leap. If we could get a target this big would it ever be awesome. His 2- 40 yards dash times also came I at 4.37 and 4.40.
The 2 descriptive words used on this big man were freakish and physical with the word physical to compare to a Larry Fitzgerald.
The concern I have is he may be a top 10 draft choice which would knock us out unless we trade up to get a guy like this.
He did only play one year at Tennessee as he declared as an underclassman coming into the April draft so his skills may not be top notch. The thought of developing a youngster like this gets me really pumped to think what if he ends up in Purple.
I did also see a player I really like although he is not the big physical player like Patterson. Robert Woods comes out of USC I thought had an outstanding day Sunday. He stands in at 6 foot and weighs 210. He ran an official 4.51 in the 40 so he is not the speedster but his pass catching really stood out.
The Vikings already have some very talented players out of USC such as Matt Kalil, Rhett Ellison and Everson Griffen already so one more would be just fine. This school puts out such very good pro athletes.
I don’t believe the Vikings will draft one of the receivers working out, but he sure put on a good showing. Denard Robinson, former University of Michigan quarterback making an attempt to go change positions to wide receiver I was very impressed with. He turned in a 4.43 in the 40 yard dash. This will be neat story to follow as the draft approaches. In watching him in college he is definitely gifted so some NFL team will get a gift.
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