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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09/26/16 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson, the NFL's leading kick returner, became one heck of a gunner on punt coverage on Sunday. In his first game as a gunner, Patterson downed a 58-yarder at the 2 and tackled returner Ted Ginn Jr. for a 1-yard loss after a 50-yard punt.
09/25/16 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson, who is from nearby Rock Hill, S.C., had a happy homecoming to Carolina. He made one catch for 8 yards in a reserve role during the Vikings' win. "That's our No. 1 goal every week, just come into their house and do whatever it takes," he said of winning on the road.
09/21/16 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson, who has led the NFL in kick return average in two of the past three full seasons, is at it again. He has a 41.0 average with a long of 61.
09/14/16 - KR-WR Cordarrelle Patterson's 61-yard kickoff return was the longest in the NFL in Week 1. Patterson had touches via kickoff return, punt return, receiving and rushing in the same game for the first time in his career.
09/12/16 - WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson got four touches in four different phases of the game on Sunday. He had one catch for 6 yards, one rush for 8 yards, a punt return for 9 yards off a gimmick reverse and a 61-yard kickoff return that set up the team's first score. The 2013 first-round draft pick had only two catches all of last season.
08/17/16 - WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson, who missed the first preseason game because of a shoulder injury, is expected to play Thursday.
08/02/16 - WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson made a great leaping catch of a deep ball in tight coverage on the Friday, the first day of practice. But he fell hard on his left shoulder, was helped off the field while holding his left arm gingerly and has not returned to practice. Coach Mike Zimmer said it doesn't appear to be anything serious.
07/29/16 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson made a tremendous leaping grab of a deep ball in tight coverage during the team's first practice. But it came at a cost. He landed hard on his shoulder, stayed down for a few moments and walked to the locker room to be examined. He was holding his left arm as he left the field. Coach Mike Zimmer said the injury wasn't to the hand or wrist, but wouldn't elaborate. He said Patterson would be examined further to determine the seriousness of the injury. He said it didn't seem to be a concern.
06/16/16 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson has gained a lot of praise from a coaching staff that hasn't done much of that in recent years. The Vikings declined to pick up Patterson's fifth-year option as a 2012 first-round pick, so he's entering the final year of his rookie deal. An excellent kick returner, Patterson never progressed as a receiver. Last year, the team flat-out gave up on him as a receiver, sticking him on the bench, where he finished the year with only two catches. Patterson is working with the second unit and, by all accounts, is trying very hard and limiting his mental errors. Head coach Mike Zimmer praised Patterson for his commitment this offseason and for finally realizing the importance of running precise and well-timed routes.
11/30/15 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson, the former first-round draft pick, did not play a single offensive snap for the first time since Week 2. He has only two catches for 15 yards on the season.