The question I would ask the war room, "Which one of these X guys carries less risk?"
Random...According to Walter Football, Allen had 50 TD his senior year in HS. Not sure how many game kids play in NC HS football, but that's probably about 4 TDs/per. Crazy.
More crazy, he was all set to go to Alabama, before deciding to play with his brother at Cal.
Evan Silva and Russ Lande are currently exchanging thoughts on Patterson on twitter.
Silva thinks Patterson is more talented than Demaryius Thomas coming out, and similarly Thomas had route running concerns as Patterson does.
Lande says he doesn't think Patterson is more talented than Thomas was, but also that the route running issue isn't really what is turning teams off from Patterson. Apparently his interviewing (or something else perhaps) isn't going well. Which is weird because I thought he did well on the Game Changers show with Mariucci.
Apparently Patterson is up in Buffalo today.
NFL Films guru Greg Cosell believes Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson has "open field instincts and movement" that cannot be taught, and that there are very few players Patterson's size with his kind of ability.
Patterson checks in at 6-foot-2, 216 pounds. There's been chatter than Patterson's raw route-running ability may knock him out of the first round, but Cosell doesn't expect it to "dramatically affect his draft status." Along with West Virginia's Tavon Austin, Cosell calls Patterson a player who made him say "wow" while watching tape. "Believe me," Cosell wrote. "That does not happen too often."
Its going to depend on what's going the reason behind the "he's falling" chatter. Smarts? Attitude? Maturity? Other?
Good twitter follow: JPSTATS
Targets for Austin and Patterson:
KC Joyner had an interesting ESPN Insider piece that ranked this draft's WRs by a metric that combines stats and combine measurements as follows:
The rankings were as follows:Quote:
Each of the top nine prospects was ranked in the following categories: age (as of the 2013 draft), height, weight, 40-yard dash time, overall yards per attempt, vertical yards per attempt, stretch vertical yards per attempt, targets per game and success rate (completion percentage with penalty pass plays included as completions).
(Note: vertical passes are aerials that travel 11 or more yards downfield; stretch verticals are thrown 20 or more yards.)
Each player's metrics are based on a tape review of a minimum of nine games against BCS-caliber competition, with the exception of Cal's Keenan Allen, who played in only seven BCS-caliber games.
The player's rankings were then tabulated on a 1-9 scale, with the best score getting a rating of 9. Each player's overall total can be found under the raw points listing.
Since some categories deserve more weight than others, this year's rankings also had the addition of a modified point structure that added a 20 percent weight to targets per game, a 30 percent weight to YPA, VYPA, SVYPA and success rate and a 50 percent weight to the 40-yard dash time. This total can be found under the modified points listing.
Each player also has a modified point listing for productivity, which includes his rankings in YPA, VYPA, SVYPA, success rate and targets per game, and for attributes, which includes the rankings for the 40-yard dash, height, weight and birth date.
1. Terrance Williams, Baylor
2. DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson
3. Tavon Austin, WVU
4. Stedman Bailey, WVU
5. Robert Woods, USC
6. Keenan Allen, Cal
7. Markus Wheaton, Oregon State
8. Cordarelle Patterson, Tennessee
9. Justin Hunter, Tennessee