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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01/02/17 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson had one return for 35 yards while winning the kick return title for an NFL-record third time. He finished with an average of 31.7 yards. Second place belonged to Bengals rookie Alex Erickson at 27.9.
12/28/16 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson leads the NFL in kick return average (31.5) and is on pace to lead the league in that category for the third time in his four seasons.
11/21/16 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson returned the second-half kickoff for a 104-yard score in Minnesota's 30-24 victory over the Cardinals. "When I saw the hole open up, a truck could've got through there," Patterson said. "With my speed, how those guys trust me, once I hit the hole, they feel like I'm going to score and I feel like I'm going to score too. That's the confidence we have on special teams. Every game, just go out and dominate."
It was one of two 100-plus-yard plays for Minnesota in the game. The Vikings became the first team since the Dallas Cowboys in 1962 to have two 100-plus-yard touchdowns in the same game.
11/21/16 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson's 104-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was the fifth of his career, tying the team record set by Percy Harvin. It also was the fourth-longest in franchise history. Patterson has three of the four longest kick returns in franchise history, including the longest (109).
11/16/16 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson has had at least three catches in a career-high six straight games. A year ago, the former first-round draft pick had only two catches for 10 yards. This season, he's one of four Vikings with at least 30 catches. He has 30 for 256 yards and two touchdowns.
11/01/16 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson played after clearing the NFL's concussion protocol over the weekend.
10/28/16 - WR-KR Cordarrelle Patterson (concussion) didn't practice again on Friday. But he is expected to be cleared to play.
10/27/16 - WR-KR Cordarrelle Patterson (concussion) didn't practice Thursday. He's expected to be cleared to play.
10/19/16 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson is growing his role again as a receiver, but he's still tending to his other job nicely. He leads the NFL with a 29.9-yard average per kickoff return.
10/05/16 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson played 30-plus snaps for the first time in more than a year when the Vikings played the Giants on Monday night. The former first-round draft pick, who caught only two passes while being benched last year, caught five balls on Monday. "I was tired, man," he said. "But it felt good out there."