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Quinton Patton-WR-Lousiana Tech




Pure awesomeness.
  • Garcia
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so he's 6'0 not 6'2 right?
Originally posted by Garcia:
so he's 6'0 not 6'2 right?

Yes, 6'0", 205.
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Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by Garcia:
so he's 6'0 not 6'2 right?

Yes, 6'0", 205.

I'm excited that your excited. Dude looks like a winner and a leader.
Originally posted by Garcia:
I'm excited that your excited. Dude looks like a winner and a leader.

I think Patton is a lot more ready to contribute out of the box than Jenkins was. The biggest knock on him was his struggles with press coverage, he definitely needs to add strength, but otherwise he has tremendous quickness and seamless transitions into his cuts that allow him to get separation on defensive backs. He needs to further develop his route tree but for what they ran at Louisiana Tech he was an outstanding route runner, very smooth, always identifying where the defender is, using his body to block the defender away from the ball.


I think him spending time with Anquan Boldin will be tremendous for his development as Boldin really has the physicality that Patton needs to emulate, its the only real knock on him. His hands are basically like glue, he doesn't drop passes, he's an eager run blocker, will sell routes enthusiastically, basically he does whatever the team wants and does it with maximum effort.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by Garcia:
I'm excited that your excited. Dude looks like a winner and a leader.

I think Patton is a lot more ready to contribute out of the box than Jenkins was. The biggest knock on him was his struggles with press coverage, he definitely needs to add strength, but otherwise he has tremendous quickness and seamless transitions into his cuts that allow him to get separation on defensive backs. He needs to further develop his route tree but for what they ran at Louisiana Tech he was an outstanding route runner, very smooth, always identifying where the defender is, using his body to block the defender away from the ball.


I think him spending time with Anquan Boldin will be tremendous for his development as Boldin really has the physicality that Patton needs to emulate, its the only real knock on him. His hands are basically like glue, he doesn't drop passes, he's an eager run blocker, will sell routes enthusiastically, basically he does whatever the team wants and does it with maximum effort.

Patton and Jenkins. Epic competition.
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
Patton and Jenkins. Epic competition.

I think they could complement each other well, with Jenkins as the deep threat and Patton using his quickness to make plays and pick up YAC.
fwiw patton is my favorite general from wwII
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Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by LieutKaffee:
Patton and Jenkins. Epic competition.

I think they could complement each other well, with Jenkins as the deep threat and Patton using his quickness to make plays and pick up YAC.

Yeah, I can see that. For this year, though, it seems they are in an epic competition for third fiddle. Although you're right about their complementary skills, they are also similar in some ways. Neither are height/weight/speed freaks, but rather decent athletes with great college production, good hands, etc.
Excited about Patton. Seems like a Brandon Lloyd type that just knows how to get open and make catches. 40 times can be deceiving, I'd much rather see a guy with great game speed who plays fast than a 4.3 guy who can't catch/run a route. I expect Patton to contribute right away with Boldin and Crabtree.
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Seems like it might be competition between Patton, Williams, and Manningham for the slot WR position. To start off camp, it'll be Williams versus Patton. I really hope Patton steals it.
Originally posted by thl408:
Seems like it might be competition between Patton, Williams, and Manningham for the slot WR position. To start off camp, it'll be Williams versus Patton. I really hope Patton steals it.

Manningham rarely plays the slot. He's more of an outside guy. Even in New York, he was almost always outside with Cruz working from the slot.
Originally posted by JamesGatz83:
Manningham rarely plays the slot. He's more of an outside guy. Even in New York, he was almost always outside with Cruz working from the slot.

This. Patton played a lot on the outside as well. I find it more likely that Boldin and Jenkins would be working the slot. Boldin lined up in the slot over 60% of the time for Baltimore last year.
Good read on Patton.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1527130-getting-to-know-quinton-patton-the-most-overlooked-wr-in-the-2013-nfl-draft

Wide receivers are increasingly important to the present-day NFL, and the 2013 draft is loaded at the position. And while there's plenty of talent at the top of the board, Louisiana Tech's Quinton Patton is perhaps the most overlooked wideout in the draft.

Much like Cordarrelle Patterson, the No. 1 wide receiver in this year's draft, Patton took an unconventional route to the FBS level of college football. Before transferring to Louisiana Tech, Patton started out at Coffeyville Community College in Southeastern Kansas.

Patton redshirted his freshman season at Coffeyville because, as he told NFL Draft Blitz, he "wasn't good enough to play yet."

But after a couple successful seasons at the junior college level, Patton was ready to move on to bigger and better things. He considered Troy and was turned down by Texas Tech before accepting an offer from Louisiana Tech.

Patton instantly stood out with the Bulldogs, catching five passes for 95 yards against Southern Mississippi in his first game. The following week against Central Arkansas, Patton had his breakout game, catching eight passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns.

As a junior, Patton posted 79 receptions, 1,202 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. He was officially under the national spotlight headed into his senior season.

And Patton certainly didn't disappoint this past year with the Bulldogs.

On the season, Patton tied for fifth in the FBS with 104 receptions. His 1,392 receiving yards also ranked fifth nationally, and he added 13 touchdowns.

Patton especially excelled against some of the Bulldogs' better competition. Against the Texas A&M Aggies, the eventual Cotton Bowl champions, Patton flooded the stat sheet with 21 catches for 233 yards and four touchdowns.............................................................................