Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 4/25/13
The Vikings acquire a third first round selection in a trade with the New England Patriots.  Honestly, the Pats can afford to sacrifice their first round pick in this draft.  They are perennial contenders and have enough talent on both sides of the ball to carry them a few more seasons. The Vikings select Wide Receiver Cordarrelle Patterson out of Tennessee with this pick, after selecting defensive positions with their first two selections. Patterson only played one season for the Volunteers, playing his first two at Hutchinson Community College. Patterson was a highly-touted recruit in 2012 coming out of Hutchinson. Rated as a 5-star prospect by 247Sports and the top JUCO player in the country. Patterson made an immediate impact at Tennessee with his athletic ability and offensive versatility. Primarily a wide receiver, he also excelled as a kick returner, punt returner and all-purpose back. He scored at least 1 touchdown via reception, rush, kick return and punt return, with 10 to...
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