Some may be hesitant to put Patterson on this list. After all, he hasn't even played a down for the Vols yet. Have not doubt, this guy is talented. After all, there was a reason he was a 5-star recruit.
Patterson had 64 catches, 924 yards and 15 touchdowns receiving last season at Hutchinson Community College. He comes in at 6'4" and 200 pounds, an ideal size and weight for a receiver, and the best part about that is that he knows how to use his size and speed to his advantage.
He has been described as a bully because of his size. Defensive backs have a very tough time guarding him because he has a significant height advantage that he uses to overpower them. If he can't out-leap them, he just uses his speed. Boy, does he have plenty of it.
You see, most defensive backs don't expect him to be very fast, mostly because of his large stature. It is easy to see why he was able to score so many touchdowns. He is deceptively fast and can break for huge gains, even after short passes.
Patterson has great hands and concentration, which is perfect for a guy who needs to be a redzone and down-field threat. In simpler terms, he is a mixture of Hunter and Rogers.
That is why he is included on this list. Patterson has huge potential and can play multiple roles. He combines everything you need in a wide receiver and adds his own little advantages.
It will be very interesting to see how he does in the years to come.