Yea, all the WR's mentioned are great Wideouts, but can Calvin Johnson return kickoffs/punts like this guy? i think not..this guy had a run like David Wilson had against clemson, where he eluded four oncoming defenders and reversed field for over a 20 yard gain. This guy is gonna be this years stephen hill at the combine and all over sports science lol
He reminds me a lot of Warrick from the elusiveness standpoint. I think this kid could do some serious damage if put into the right system. If the Vikes cant hold onto Harvin I think they could do a lot of the same things they do with him but Harvin looks like the more physical runner.If we did not have Nicks and Cruz with Randle and some other talented WRs who haven't found their place yet (Jernigan and Barden) I would honestly love to see the Giants get this kid. You dont see many 6'3 WRs that quick and elusive making insane highlight plays in his 1st D1 year in the SEC very often. Kid should be exciting to watch thats for sure. I just hope whoever gets him (even the Giants but I doubt it) can figure a way to get him the ball in open space and just let him do what he does.
In terms of future dollars replacing a potentially huge contract with a much cheaper Draft pick may be a very wise move. That does leave some money for other FAs that could help fill some holes.
Keep The Coradelle Patterson "dream" alive lol I know we could go Okafor, even Warmack would be a nice fit at Guard to open some holes for Wilson and Brown. But patterson will be one of the bettter special teamers for years to come and we can't have WIlson returning kicks all the time as he is gonna be our feature back. Plus Randle lost his PR duties. Patterson would give us that really good starting field position, no he won't be able to replace a vic cruz or nicks but not so sure we can pay both. And if we can retain Cruz, Eli's go to guy, Patterson could be that dynamic wideout playmaker(he's 6'3) replacement for the oft injured nicks, plus he's not just taking up a roster spot like Barden at WR, he can play ST, even RB. saw him do an option QB play he threw for a TD.
My Loaded Mock
RD1 Coradelle Patterson WR
RD2 Tyrann Mattheiu CB/S
RD3 Shane Skov MLB
RD4 Brian Winters OT(replace Beatty)
RD5 Dion Sims MSU TE
RD6 Quanterus if he can return from ACL DE
RD7 Clint Sturgis K