Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Vikings' picks: 1/29 - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, 6-2, 215, Tennessee...An electric playmaker that the Vikings believe can be, in time, the kind of versatile weapon that Percy Harvin was as a receiver, runner and kick returner. With little of note behind Greg Jennings at receiver, the Vikings will use the raw Patterson as a deep threat and kick returner right off the bat. Having played only one year of major college football after a stint in junior college, Patterson will need a year to mature as a route runner. - The Sports Xchange
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09/15/14 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson didn't carry the ball one week after he had 102 yards rushing and a touchdown on just three carries. But a fake run to Patterson did help clear the way for Matt Asiata to score untouched on his 25-yard reception in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.
09/11/14 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson has scored a touchdown in six consecutive games. That's tied for the sixth-longest streak in team history.
09/08/14 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson had 102 yards rushing on just three carries to become the first receiver in team history to top 100 yards rushing. His 67-yard touchdown run also was the longest by a receiver in team history. And Patterson also became the first receiver since the 1970 merger to post touchdown runs of 35 yards or more in three straight games.
09/07/14 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson is a game-breaker of the highest order, even though Cassel might not have the arm to use him on as many deep routes as fans might like. So Minnesota employed him in the run game with a couple of jet sweeps and a straight handoff out of the I, and Patterson delivered a game-high 102 yards, including a 67-yard TD to break the game open. The more he touches the ball, the more Patterson will find the end zone.
08/25/14 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson is getting more comfortable with offensive coordinator Norv Turner's numbered system. Patterson said he spoke with Cowboys Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin to get a better feel for how to visualize Turner's number-based play calls. It sure worked on one deep ball in Kansas City. Patterson beat the defense by a step, located Matt Cassel's perfectly-placed pass and quickly reached up to pluck it out of the air in stride en route to a 53-yard score.
07/30/14 - WR-KR Cordarrelle Patterson will have no lasting effects from the foot injury that has slowed him at the start of camp. He watched the first practice on Friday and then worked with the athletic trainers on a nearby field the next two days. On Monday night, he put full pads on and was allowed to participate in a few individual drills. He wasn't running at full speed. An off day on Tuesday also helped the recuperative process.
12/26/13 - WR-KR Cordarrelle Patterson has scored a touchdown in each of the past four games. He's the first Vikings rookie to do so since Randy Moss scored one in seven straight games in 1998.
12/23/13 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson, the NFL's leading kickoff returner, had 143 more yards on four returns. He needs just four more yards in the season finale to break the team record of 1,345 set by Buster Rhymes in 1985.
12/10/13 - WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson had a team season-high 141 yards receiving against the Ravens. The 141 yards receiving are the most by a Vikings rookie receiver since Randy Moss had 163 against the Cowboys in 1998. Meanwhile, Patterson's 1,199 kickoff return yards are a league-high this season and rank third all-time among Vikings rookies. He needs 147 kickoff return yards to break the Vikings single-season record of 1,345 set by George "Buster" Rhymes in 1985.
12/03/13 - WR-KR Cordarrelle Patterson became the sixth Viking and first rookie in team history to score three different ways in a season. His 33-yard touchdown run gives him scores rushing, receiving and returning. Former Viking Percy Harvin did it three separate years.