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.