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When the Minnesota Vikings announced they were giving up their second (No. 52), third (No. 83), fourth (No. 120), and seventh (No. 229) round picks to the New England Patriots, ESPN was confident that it was so the Vikings could pick up Manti Te’o.
Well, ESPN was absolutely wrong.
The Vikings gave up their later picks to draft Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.
When Patterson left junior college, he was considered the top recruit at that level. He ended up choosing Tennessee over Ole Miss, Georgia, and Auburn.
Although the Vols went 5-7 in Patterson’s only season with Tennessee, he had a significant impact on offense.
Patterson caught 46 passes for 778 yards and five touchdowns. The star wide receiver also demonstrated his rushing ability, scoring three rushing touchdowns for the Vols.
Patterson also played on special teams, scoring one touchdown as a kick returner, and one as a punt returner.
Here’s a video showing highlights of Patterson’s career. Patterson’s incred...
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Cordarrelle Patterson was selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the 29th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft. The Vikings traded back into the 1st round with the Patriots to acquire this pick giving them a total of three 1st round picks on the day. In taking Patterson they continued to upgrade their wide receiving...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes and Cordarrelle Patterson finally made their way to Minnesota on Friday morning, finishing a whirlwind NFL draft tour started at Radio City Music Hall in New York City the night before.
The trio the newest Minnesota Vikings after being taken with the 23rd, 25th, and 29th selections were picked up from the airport in a limousine...
The Minnesota Vikings and Nike officially unveiled their new uniforms today for the 2013-2014 season and Adrian Peterson had the honor of being the model. You can see the home and away uniforms below.
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. General manager Rick Spielman and the Minnesota Vikings worked overtime on the first night of the NFL Draft, securing three first-round picks and even making an under-the-radar move in free agency Thursday to pick up backup defensive end Lawrence Jackson.
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