Cordarrelle Patterson has been impressive this spring

Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com has heard a lot of good things about Vikings rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson recently.

At one point or another in recent weeks, I’ve had a half-dozen people tell me how impressive rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson has been during offseason workouts. To my untrained eye, of course, Patterson looks like a fast and energetic young receiver who can get downfield without a problem against defenders who aren’t wearing pads and can’t hold or hit him. So I appreciated the way Jennings, speaking to reporters on the second day of mandatory minicamp, described a subtle but important skill Patterson has demonstrated.

Even with the addition of Greg Jennings in free agency, it would be a big help for the Vikings if Patterson is able to contribute right away as a rookie.