Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Lattimore #1 for me. Gotta love his humble nature, and hes gotta have that chip on his shoulder. Can think of no better eventual replacement for Gore. Once Gore retires, i would love to bring him back as an assistant coach, and continue the relationship.
I also wasnt all that high on Patton prior to the draft, but gotta love the kids attitude and already has some very cool storys, like flying out to SF early on his own dime, etc. Gotta love that.
I also like everything i have heard and seen of Mcdermott. I know its not popular to have him possibly replace LS jesus, but i had us drafting him in the late round.
This is what Patton had to say as well that I liked.
"In college I used to talk a lot," he said. "Coming out here with the veterans, I've learned to shut up and get it done. I don't really say too much on the field."
"He taught me some release techniques and everything because before he used to tell me that I pop straight up instead of staying level," Patton said. "I've been seeing results from that. When he's running his routes and I'm not running my routes, I tune in just to see how he does his routes because he's a successful receiver."
"I'll talk to Donte Whitner sometimes," Patton said. "I'll ask, 'What was that coverage you were in?' He'll tell me the coverage and how they were playing me and everything. And after practice every day I take four releases with Nnamdi Asomugha because he's a bigger corner and I know in this division there are a lot of bigger corners. I want to get used to it. And I help him out with (my) quickness and different techniques.
"I've seen major strides since the first time I got here."
Like I have said many times he was one of my favorites in the entire draft and since we drafted him he's impressed me even more. Saying and doing all the right things. I don't see why he can't be a star in the league.