Patterson was forced to endure another average season in Tennessee amidst all the defensive stalwarts of the SEC. Those circumstances just make his accomplishments that much more impressive.
The Vols' receiver ran a 4.42 at 6'2" and 216 pounds. He also flaunted a 37-inch vertical and wowed scouts by catching passes all over the place.
We knew Patterson was good, but he has begun to look more and more like the best receiver in this draft. His combination of size and speed is unheard of.
While his 40-time is impressive, sometimes those are to be taken with a grain of salt. Not in his case, as his speed definitely translates onto the field. Just watch his highlights and try not to drool on your keyboard after seeing what this guy does in the open field.
It is tough to find any flaws with Patterson. He is a big receiver who will go up and snatch balls out of the air with relative ease. He can go over the middle and make tough catches in traffic, and he has tremendous speed and quickness in the open field.
His already well-documented abilities, coupled with his phenomenal weekend in Indianapolis, could put him all the way up into the top ten.