Vikings selected Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson with the No. 29 overall pick.
The Vikings traded back into the first-round for Patterson, sending the Nos. 52, 83, 102, and 229 overall picks to the Patriots. Patterson (6-2, 216) spent just one season at Division I after a JUCO transfer, catching 46 balls for 778 yards (16.9 YPR) and five scores. Used in the backfield and on special teams, Patterson set Tennessee's single-season record for all-purpose yards (1,858), adding three touchdowns as a ball carrier and two on returns. Patterson is an athletic freak with insane after-catch elusiveness, but he's still learning to run routes with confidence and precision. At the Combine, Patterson ran a 4.42 forty with a 37-inch vertical and 10-foot-8 broad jump. Patterson is the explosive receiver the Vikings badly needed after trading away Percy Harvin. He'll likely slide in as the starter opposite Greg Jennings, ahead of Jerome Simpson. Thu, Apr 25, 2013 11:34:00 PM