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Cordarrelle Patterson: Vikes Nab In Trade

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Update: The Vikings selected Patterson in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, 29th overall.

Recommendation: The Vikings traded their second, third, fourth and seventh-round picks to New England for the rights to Patterson. The third of Minnesota's first-round picks was widely expected to be one of Minnesota's initial first-round picks, so this is a welcome addition despite the high price paid. Patterson won't match Percy Harvin's incredible blend of explosiveness and power, but Patterson is still a very rare talent when it comes to open-field running. His ability to make plays on short passes is a nice addition for a Minnesota offense subjected to Christian Ponder's lack of vertical passing. Patterson might struggle to make a fantasy impact, however, because Greg Jennings should be the top target in what figures to be a modest passing attack.

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