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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. First-round draft pick Cordarrelle Patterson insists he's not replacing anyone as he joins the Minnesota Vikings.
Patterson only hopes to do his part with Minnesota; he's not trying to fill the immense shoes of Randy Moss as the long-sought deep-play threat in the Vikings' offense or that of the versatile playmaker Percy Harvin.
Of course, he has a funny way of showing he doesn't plan to live up to his predecessors.
Patterson stepped to the stage while being introduced by his new team last week, a day after Minnesota surrendered a bounty of picks to leap back into the first round of the draft and acquire Patterson with the No. 29 overall pick, the last of three first-round choices.
Patterson, held up his new No. 84 purple jersey. He knew the significance in picking Moss' 84. He spoke about hopefully being able to replace some of Harvin's production as a receiver, returner and runner.
But he doesn't want it to seem like he's r...
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The post-draft sex glow is all about us as we move into the doldrums of the NFL off-season, but there's still much to talk about with the Vikings 2013 NFL Draft picks. In Purple Jesus Diaries' NFL Draft-or-Bust Off, we review each pick in turn and provide some further amateur insight for you. Previously we looked at Sharrif Floyd and Xavier Rhodes, and today, we continue...
According to Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com, a lot of personnel people around the NFL believe it’s going to take rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson some time to pick up the Vikings offense.
“It’s going to take time. It’s going to take a patient coach. There’s going to be a lot of teaching,” said an AFC personnel executive who studied Patterson closely before the...
One of the most underrated post draft activities is the chase for undrafted free agents. Teams can find diamonds in the rough by combing though their draft boards and finding out who is left.
According to Vikings.com, in the everlasting quest for talent, the Vikings have signed 13 rookie free agents.
Iowa quarterback James Vandenberg,
North Carolina wide receiver...
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson recently told SI.com that his goal is to rush for 2,500 yards this coming season.
“It’s not something I’m going to focus on early. I’ll let the chips fall where they may. I’ve got my bar set for 2,500 yards,” Peterson said, per NFL.com. “If I can go over that, the record will be shattered. But ultimately I want a couple...
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson came up 9 yards shy of breaking Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record in the 2012 season. We haven’t even got to training camp yet but AP is throwing up a lofty goal for the 2013 season. Peterson said one of his goals for the upcoming season is to rush for 2,500 yards.
“It’s not something I’m going to focus on early. I’ll...
No one's quite sure what will become of the Minnesota Vikings' newest receiver Cordarrelle Patteron, but there are some that believe he has so much talent and versatility that success in the NFL is inevitable.
"He might be more explosive than Randy Moss," Charlie Baggett, a former NFL receivers coach and coordinator, said days before the NFL Draft, via Jarrett...
The younger Vikings are already experiencing the benefits of a veteran leader in the receiving corps with the addition of Greg Jennings.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Harrison Smith is only in his second year as a safety for the Minnesota Vikings, but he envisions having more of a vocal role in the team's secondary.
The way Smith sees the young secondary, everyone will need to step forward after losing veteran leader Antoine Winfield in the offseason.
"He was obviously the leader of the group and we all had a ton...
The Minnesota Vikings have waived cornerback Nick Taylor. Spending the whole year on injured reserve in 2102 he will try to hook up with another organization.
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The all-universe Adrian Peterson has set his rushing yardage goal at a seemingly impossible 2,500 yards for the Vikings' 2013 season.
After an MVP season and one that saw him come up 9 yards short of the single season rushing record, Adrian Peterson has revealed that his goal going into 2013 is to rush for 2500 yards.
Via NFL.com Peterson sounded as committed than ever of achieving the goal, stating to Sports Illustrated:
“It’s not something I’m going to focus on early. I’ll let the chips fall where...
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The 2013 NFL Draft is over, yet it is impossible to say who the “winners” and “losers” are immediately. However, I will analyze the picks that stood out to me, which ones seem like good fits, which were good value, and which were questionable. So, without further ado, my 2013 NFL Draft analysis.
I like what Minnesota did in the draft this year...