Originally posted by TommyFrazier:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
We really don't know anything about Patton at this point since he's barely played. As stubborn as this team is when it comes to playing younger players over vets, we might not know until next season.
Very true...they really haven't seemed open to giving much PT to rooks.
I only say that I would expect Beckham to acclimate faster because he seems to have a more team oriented skillset (blocking, rub routes, decoy routes, etc) right away, as opposed to Patton, whose role in college was to get the ball A LOT. And I'm just making the assumption that that value could get him on the field, I could be wrong.
I think that's more because of his injuries and the coaching staff's failure to get more than 2 receivers involved in the offense on most snaps. Jerry Rice's got in college was to catch the ball A LOT, yet he was a pretty good blocker.
On another note, who would take him in the first? Honestly, I would, but I would attempt to see if we can trade down for a high second and an extra third or fourth + late round pick and draft him along with his teammate (or Jordan Matthews) in the second.
[ Edited by LifelongNiner on Feb 17, 2014 at 5:04 PM ]