The Minnesota Vikings were labeled by many as winners in this years draft due in part to the selection of Cordarrelle Patterson, an athletic WR from the University of Tennessee that many considered to be the best WR in the draft. Patterson has shown some explosive ability with a 105 yard kickoff return TD, but hasn’t been on the field much. Head Coach Leslie Frazier explains that it isn’t talent keeping Patterson off of the field.
“We’re going to get that rectified,” Frazier said, via Judd Zulgad of ESPN1500.com. “He definitely deserves to be on the field more. He’s shown that in the few snaps he’s gotten in these first two ball games. Hopefully, everything being equal, that should not be a part of the conversation next week. We want to get him on the field. He’s one of our explosive players for sure. We see what he does when he gets the ball in his hands. We’ve got to find a way to get him on the field.”- NBCSports.com
Patterson is the epitome of a raw athletic receiver and he could certainly benefit from seeing the field more.