In NFLDraftScout.com's latest mock they have Cordarrelle Patterson going anywhere from 16th to 23rd. I think this is a good mock of what may transpire in the 2013 draft.
Locking at team needs if a QB falls to the Bills at 8 and a LB that the Jets covet falls to NY at 9 yes like these analysts i can foresee Patterson then falling to 16th where the Rams are heavily rumored to grab him for Bradshaw. I agree Patterson very likely does not make it past the Rams at 16th who need weapons for Bradshaw or the Steelers at 17 who lost Mike Wallace.
As per the draft trade value chart to trade up past the Rams at 16th...the Saints draft 15th don't wanna trade with them...Carolina at 14 could use extra picks or Tampa Bay at 13th could be a trading partner as well to trade up for Patterson and get him before the Rams at 16. To trade up to 12th or 13th the cost would be approximately our 31st and 34th. Totally worth it to get that big explosive elite wideout in Cordarrelle Patterson. There are no guarantees that whoever we draft at 31&34 are going to work out. Get Patterson coach him up let him learn and train with the big boys with Patterson's skill set and upside I see the finished product becoming a future 49ers pro bowl wideout.
Manningham and Williams both went down last year for the season both with blown knees what happens if we lose wideouts Crabtree or Boldin to injury in 2013? What happens at wideout when Boldin retires and or if Crabtree leaves for a big money offer with another team? Patterson will be ready to step in at wideout and I promise you CK7 will get this special athlete the ball and 49er fans will not be disappointed in a CK7 to CP84 combination. Giving up a 2nd round pick to move up and get an elite wideout like Patterson who the 49ers havn't had since TO left 10 years ago will be a distant memory.