Nov 10, 2012; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) scores a touchdown against the Missouri Tigers during the first half at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2013: Minnesota Vikings Select Cordarrelle Patterson No. 29 Overall

The Minnesota Vikings had two first round picks to play with, but that apparently wasn’t enough for them to be satisfied. In a late trade, the Vikings moved back into the first round by way of the New England Patriots who had a desire to trade out of the first round and continue to compile picks in the draft.

Minnesota traded four picks to get back into the first round, and they used the move to select

Now that the Vikings have selected Cordarrelle, they have pulled off the trifecta in the first round. They were able to grab Sharrif Floyd who fell to them at 23rd overall and they stole Xavier Rhodes who was gifted to them at 25th overall. Seeing that this was clearly an unforeseen scenario, the Vikings decided to go big and get back into the first round to stack themselves with first round talent in an effort to return themselves to glory.

Minnesota wasn’t supposed to go anywhere last season, and their season ended in the Wild Card round of the NFC playoffs. Seeing that the team clearly has the ability to win now, general manager Rick Spielman decided to fix the wide receiver problem and grabbed Patterson to replace Percy Harvin and to learn from Greg Jennings how to be a No. 1 target in the future.

The only question is if Cordarrelle Patterson will be ready to start week one and if he’ll be able to provide the relief Vikings fans have been so desperate for at wide receiver.


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