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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10/02/15 - WR Cordarelle Patterson could receive more snaps Sunday at Denver with Charles Johnson (rib) out and Jarius Wright (hand) questionable.
"I think he's been doing a good job all along, he just has to go out there and do it," coach Mike Zimmer said of Patterson, who played 14 snaps on offense last week. "There could be some opportunities for his this week. We'll see."
08/17/15 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson continues to battle in an effort to be elevated from second team to first team. He caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Hill in the second quarter, but then lost some points with the coaching staff when he was flagged 15 yards for taunting. He reacted to linebacker Kwon Alexander, head-butting him after Alexander had gotten in Patterson's face after a tackle.
"The guy got in my face and I said some things back," Patterson said. "I thought they were calling it on him, but they called it on me. You just have to learn from mistakes like that."
08/13/15 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson continues to run with the second unit and appears to be a good distance behind starter Charles Johnson, the man who took his starting job a year ago. But that doesn't mean the team won't use Patterson in more ways than they've been showing or will show in the preseason. Coaches believe Patterson is making strides when it comes to realizing the importance of route running, timing and being in the right spot at the right time.
12/29/14 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson's disappointing season ended with him playing only six offensive snaps before being sat down when he had a ball bounce off his hands for an interception. That was the only ball thrown to Patterson on Sunday.
11/17/14 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson had another invisible game with just two catches for 24 yards. He was targeted just three times and is proving more and more that his inability to run sharp routes and be where he's supposed to be is hindering his progress. Both of Patterson's catches came in the fourth quarter.
11/10/14 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson ranks 12th in kickoff return average (24.5) a year after a rookie season that saw him lead the league and earn first-team All-Pro honors with a 32.4 average.
11/05/14 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson has tailed off from last season. A year ago, he was named first-team All-Pro while leading the league in return average (32.4), kick return touchdowns (two) and a long return of 109 yards that tied an NFL record. This year, Patterson is averaging 24.5 yards with a long of 49.
10/27/14 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson had his left foot in a walking boot after season highs for catches (six) and yards receiving (86). He was out of the boot Monday and dealing with what coach Mike Zimmer categorized as an ankle bruise that's not serious.
10/26/14 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson had his best game of the season as a receiver, finishing with a season-high six receptions for 86 yards on 12 targets while making several spectacular grabs. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater referred to Patterson -- nicknamed "Flash" for his speed and athleticism -- as "one of those guys who's going to make plays for this team." Bridgewater noted the Vikings have been trying to get the struggling Patterson more involved with the offense lately, and that strategy paid off in Sunday's 19-13 overtime win over the Bucs. Patterson joked afterward that he didn't want Bridgewater to "tease me this week giving me six catches and next week [not] give me the ball." Patterson was easily Bridgewater's most-targeted player Sunday afternoon -- nobody else received more than six targets -- and that's seemingly an encouraging sign for the young receiver going forward.
10/16/14 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson is still on the injury report with a hip injury, but was able to have full participation again on Thursday.