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Prospect with the most 'wow' in his game

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08:02 AM ET 03.22 | How many draft boards will be affected by the NFL's combine and pro day workouts across the land? Savvy talent evaluators will use the numbers generated from drills as tools to refine their rankings rather than to dramatically alter them. The Big Board isn't a mock draft. ... [No. 11 overall:] Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee: Of this year's skill-position players, Patterson presents the most "wow" factor. In his first season at the FBS level, Patterson, 6-2, 217, dominated the SEC to the tune of 154.83 all-purpose yards a game, easily the most of any player in the power conference. There remain concerns, however, about his work ethic and ability to handle a complicated NFL offense.

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March 22, 2013  08:50 AM ET

The interns are trying to say this guy is lazy and stupid. I highly doubt he could have accumulated the resume he has by being either. Maybe he's just got more talent than the other players at his level and hasn't had to push himself to be better, obviously he already was. I'd rather draft a guy with an unlimited ceiling who might need some motivation and coaching than a really hard worker who peaked his junior year in college.

March 22, 2013  09:59 AM ET

You doubt he could accumulate the resume by being lazy or stupid? Ever heard of Vince Young, Ryanl Leaf of Jemarcus Russell? I guess not.

March 22, 2013  10:53 AM ET
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You doubt he could accumulate the resume by being lazy or stupid? Ever heard of Vince Young, Ryanl Leaf of Jemarcus Russell? I guess not.

Oh, I've heard of them....just hoping he's not one of them.

March 22, 2013  11:59 AM ET

Maybe better comparison would be Dez Bryant. It took him a while to grow up and adjust to playing in the NFL, but he did, and he was almost unstoppable for the second half of this past season, even playing while injured. If a team really needs a receiver (cough, Minnesota), Patterson could be worth the pick.

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March 25, 2013  12:42 AM ET

Not saying this guy isn't a stud but Tennessee threw a lot. Like a lot. It's not hard to figure why a Tennessee WR would lead the SEC in all purpose yards. Plus he played with a gunslinger of a quarterback with a cannon for an arm. Bray might not be a great WR but he can launch the ball, no doubt. Helps WRs rack up yards, obviously.

 
March 25, 2013  12:43 AM ET
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Not worth it.

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