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Ex-juco WR Cordarrelle Patterson responds to scout's criticisms

Originally Published: April 3, 2013
By Staff | ESPN The Magazine
Cordarrelle PattersonDonald Page/Tennessee Athletics/Collegiate Images/Getty ImagesThe 6'2", 216-pound Patterson is a likely top-25 draft pick.

NEVER HEARD of WR Cordarrelle Patterson? Understandable. The ex-juco spent just one so-so year at Tennessee (46 catches, 778 yards, 5 TDs) before soaring up draft boards this spring because of his ridiculous physical gifts -- gifts that may not translate to the NFL. We asked an anonymous scout for an unfiltered look at the 6'2", 216-pound Patterson, then gathered feedback from other experts, including the former Vol himself. The consensus? There is no consensus.