One day after hosting Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter for a pre-draft visit, the Detroit Lions brought in another wide receiver from Tennessee. On Friday, Cordarrelle Patterson was in town to meet with the Lions as part of their second pre-draft visit for 2013.
Patterson is viewed by many as the top wide receiver in this year's draft. NFL Network's Mike Mayock ranks Patterson first at wide receiver, for example. At the very least, Patterson is expected to be a first-round pick, so he will probably only be a realistic option for the Lions if they are able to trade down from No. 5 or trade back into the first round.
Patterson actually only spent one season at Tennessee. He originally started his career at a junior college, but he made a big impact in his one season with the Volunteers, catching 46 passes for 778 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also ran the ball 25 times for 308 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Perhaps the best part about Patterson is that he doesn't have a problem sharing the spotlight. Considering he was teammates with Hunter, they had to learn to share the ball, and Patterson told the Lions' official site that it wasn't a big deal.
"Neither one of us was selfish and we just talked to each other and told each other that we were going to make it happen. We're proud of each other."
In other words, he's not Titus Young when it comes to his behavior on the field.