Originally posted by NinerBuff:
I really liked him a few months ago, but I've definitely soured on him. I'd be skeptical if we traded up for him. He's definitely not a Julio Jones clone.
This. Not sure what the fascination with Patterson is for THIS team. For another team, he might make sense, but the guy is incredibly raw, he played 2 years in community college and had one season at Tennessee. Yes, he's got a lot of natural potential, but after Jenkins last year, the 49ers would be bringing in a guy that is significantly more raw and much more of a project than Jenkins ever was. Patterson could develop into a talented wide receiver after a few seasons, or the game could simply be too fast for him and he ends up being an absolutely epic bust.
If he drops to the 49ers pick, then fine, but I certainly wouldn't be happy trading up for a raw project of a WR. For what it would cost to trade up for him, the 49ers would essentially be giving up on a top tier safety like a Reid and a Cyprien and potentially another WR like a Quinton Patton or Da'Rick Rogers for someone that would be a modest contributor at best this upcoming season.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Apr 15, 2013 at 5:01 PM ]