One thing that really sticks out to me-and I started at wr and punt returner in high school, so I know a couple things- is that he has super fast reaction time. He's very instinctive to get his head around at the right time, and when he does, his quickness to put his hands exactly in position to snag the ball is absolutely lightning fast. Very good attribute when playing in the west coast offense and using a lot of quick timing routes.
Originally posted by mkary12:
The difference is all of you wanting Austin would have to take him in the first round. There seems to be a lot of wide receiver depth in the middle rounds, so if we can address other needs in rounds 1-2 and pick up a receiver like Patton, Rogers, Marquess Wilson, Dobson, Jordan Matthews, etc. in the 3rd, that'd be my preference to taking Austin in the 1st.
I wanted Dobson the most probably but I didnt think hed go in the 2nd, I thought Patton would go ahead of him and he'd be available in the 3d. Also wanted Swope towards the end also. Was even crying for Da'Rick Rogers in the 7th. I thought he was worth the risk there.
When all said and done, Patton may just be the best player we drafted from this Class.. I saw the game vs Texas A&M, and that's the first time I saw him... While watching him catches after catches (21 balls i think), the only WR that I can think of that is similar to his style was John Stallworth..
I'm not sure if he will have the same career, but I swear, I was watching a next coming of John Stallworth..
Although he is far from being my favourite receivers in the draft, you got to love the story about the kid not knowing the NFL rules and went to buy his own plane ticket and tried to show up at Santa Clara unannounced wanting to get to work right away before mini camp. He landed at the airport, rented a car and called Jim Harbaugh "I am coming in, coach !" and Jim Harbaugh goes "But, you can't be here yet.". LOL.
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