NFL Draft News: Ezekiel Ansah's Rise, & Cordarrelle Patterson's IQ Questioned

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Oct 20, 2012; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) is chased by Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) during a kick return at Neyland Stadium. Alabama won by a score of 44 to 13. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports


Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is viewed as one of, if not the top receiver prospect in this year’s draft. His explosiveness in the return game to go along with his 4.4 speed make him one of this year’s most exciting offensive prospects.

But there are now reports that NFL scouts are questioning his intelligence level and believes his NFL team will have to simplify things for Patterson to have success:

He’s explosive. He’s dynamic. He runs consistent 4.4s, I’m just not sure how smart he is. You’re going to have to keep it simple for him. But the kid is really dynamic.


NFL  Draft insider Tony Pauline believes that Mississippi State cornerback Darius Slay could get selected before his Bulldog teammate Johnathan Banks, who was projected as one of the top corner prospects for much of the 2012 season, and at one point, was even projected as a top-10 pick. After a so-so senior season, there is now a legitimate possibility Banks could fall out of the first-round. He’s looking like a likely end-of-the-first-round pick. 


ESPN’s Todd McShay believes Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree is one of the five best athletes and football players this class has to offer.


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