With the 16th pick of the 2013 Music City Miracles Mock Draft, the St Louis Rams (represented by StPrattrick) select:
Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, University Of Tennessee
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WIDE RECEIVER! WIDE RECEIVER! WIDE RECEIVER! WIDE RECEIVER! FINALLY!The Rams need some offensive help and in a bad way. They haven’t been shy about giving Bradford some pieces on offense to work with, signing Jake Long and the Titans banished, Jared Cook. With Welker-"clone" Amendola leaving (thankfully not for here) to the Patriots and Brandon Gibson peacing out, Wide Receiver jumped to the top of the big draft board.Enter Cordarrelle Patterson; some MCMers are sad to see him to go the Rams, but it is a must for them.At 6’2", 216lbs, running a 4.42, Patterson gives the Rams the big, bulky, wide receiver threat they are desperately missing.
CBSSports.com draft profile:STRENGTHS: Patterson has a solidly-built frame with good height and length. He is a fluid athlete with good initial burst and strength to release to the inside and gain separation in single coverage. Patterson knows how to create with excellent vision, controlled footwork and speed, showing excellent change of direction and a strong plant foot to make elusive, sharp cuts.
He has a natural feel with the ball in his hands, making defenders miss with quickness to weave through defenses. Patterson is tough, confident ballcarrier and runs with the belief that no one can tackle him, powering through arm tackles and allowing defenders to slide off of him.
He has very good strength for the position to use his body, box out defenders and make contested grabs, out-muscling defensive backs. Patterson has quick hands and natural adjustment skills to make impressive catches on off-target throws. His coaches rave about his football intelligence and his competitive nature, playing focused and fiery.
Patterson has been extremely productive at both the JUCO level and Tennessee, setting over a dozen school records at Hutchinson C.C. including career receptions (113), career receiving yards (1,832) and career total touchdowns (36). He was also productive in track at the JUCO level with a 10.33 100-meter dash and 22' long jump.
Patterson finished second on the team in receiving in 2012 and set a new Tennessee record for all-purpose yards (1,858), leading the team with 10 touchdowns (5 receiving, 3 rushing, 1 punt return and 1 kick return).
WEAKNESSES: Patterson is still developing as a route-runner and will tip his patterns at times. He is a natural hands-catcher, but will have some concentration lapses and drop some easy ones, running before securing the reception.
Patterson needs to scale back his physicality downfield, often extending his arms downfield against tight coverage and getting away with some push-offs. He has a bad habit of stopping his feet when running room isn't there, always searching for the home run instead of taking what's there.
Patterson has made some mistakes on punt returns, allowing the ball to go over his head or catching the punt too close to the goal line. He has just one year of experience at the FBS-level, albeit a productive one season.
COMPARES TO: Mix of Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs and Nate Burleson, Detroit Lions - Patterson has a similar frame and physical downfield nature as Bowe with the speed and quickness of Burleson to contribute as a return man.
Now on the clock: luvyatits and the Pittsburgh Steelers
- Kansas City Chiefs - Luke Joeckel, OT, TAMU
- Jacksonville Jaguars - Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU
- Oakland Raiders - Geno Smith, QB, WVU
- Philadelphia Eagles - Dee Milliner, CB, UA
- Detroit Lions - Eric Fisher, OT, CMU
- Cleveland Browns - Jarvis Jones, OLB, UGA
- Arizona Cardinals - Matt Barkley, QB, USC
- Buffalo Bills - Dion Jordan, DE/OLB, Oregon
- New York Jets - Ziggy Ansah, DE/OLB, BYU
- Tennessee Titans - Chance Warmack, OG, UA
- San Diego Chargers - Lane Johnson, OT, OU
- Miami Dolphins - Xavier Rhodes, CB, FSU
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Desmond Trufant, CB, UW
- Carolina Panthers - Shariff Floyd, DT, UF
- New Orleans Saints - Kenny Vaccaro, S, UT
- St Louis Rams - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, UT
- Pittsburgh Steelers -