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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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.
11/23/15 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson had 103 return yards to tie the team's career record for most games with at least 100 yards in kickoff return yards (12). He's tied with David Palmer, who posted his total from 1994-2000.
11/15/15 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson returned a second-quarter kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown Sunday in a 30-14 victory against Oakland. Patterson fielded K Sebastian Janikowski's squib kick into a stiff wind angled toward the left sideline, got a wall of blockers and turned on the jets, sprinting into the end zone. It was his first kick return for a touchdown since 2013 when he returned two as a rookie.
11/13/15 - WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson (shoulder) was added to the injury report on Thursday and was limited in practice. He's expected to be healthy enough to play.
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.