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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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.
11/27/13 - --KR Cordarrelle Patterson has an NFL-high 1,088 kick return yards. That number ranks him third all-time among Vikings rookies. He also needs 258 more yards to break the Vikings single-season record of 1,345, set by Buster Rhymes in 1985.
11/18/13 - --KR Cordarrelle Patterson, the league's top kick returner with a 35.2-yard average entering Sunday's action, refused to take a knee in the end zone. He returned four more on Sunday for a 29.3-yard average with a long of 35. No returner in the league is more fearless, which explains why he set the NFL mark with a 109-yard score earlier this season.
11/08/13 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson, a rookie who had already tied an NFL record with two touchdowns of 105 yards or more (both kickoffs), finally reached the end zone as a receiver. Patterson went in motion left to right, released into the end zone and grabbed a 2-yard pass for the touchdown. He had both of his catches on the scoring drive.
10/30/13 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson needed only seven games in the NFL to tie the career record for most touchdowns of 105 yards or longer (two). His NFL-record 109-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on Sunday was the Vikings' third special teams touchdown of the season.
10/28/13 - --KR Cordarrelle Patterson set the NFL record for longest kickoff return when he took the opening kick and went 109 yards for a touchdown. It broke the record of 108 yards set by Baltimore's Jacoby Jones (2012), Green Bay's Randall Cobb (2011) and New England's Ellis Hobbs (2007). It was Patterson's second kickoff return for a touchdown in his seven-game NFL career. The other one was 105 yards. Two kick returns of 105 yards or more ties an NFL career record held by Jones and former Ravens safety Ed Reed.
Patterson's record kickoff return added to the list of records set at the Metrodome. In 2007, RB Adrian Peterson set the single-game rushing record (296) in the same game in which Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie set the record for longest return of a missed field goal (109).
10/23/13 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson and PR Marcus Sherels each has a touchdown this season. That makes the Vikings one of only two teams with touchdowns off punts and kickoffs this season. Denver is the other team.
10/14/13 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson was taken out of Sunday's game altogether. The Panthers kicked off six times. Patterson has the green light, even from nine yards deep in the end zone. But all six kickoffs went beyond the end zone. Patterson did catch two passes, but for only three yards.
10/10/13 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson, a rookie first-round draft pick, earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for September. Fearless and given the green light to return any ball regardless of its depth in the end zone, Patterson leads the NFL with a 33.8-yard average per return. His 105-yard touchdown tied a franchise record and is tied for the longest return in the league this season.
09/25/13 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson played 21 snaps against the Browns. That's 10 more than he played in the first two games combined. He also was targeted four times - once more than the first two games combined - and caught two passes for 49 yards. It's only a matter of time before Patterson becomes a starter, but Jerome Simpson has done a good job holding the youngster off so far. But either way, Patterson needs to keep playing more.