ESPN's Kevin Seifert wrote:
At one point or another in recent weeks, I've had a half-dozen people tell me how impressive Vikings rookie WR Cordarrelle Patterson has been during offseason workouts. To my untrained eye, of course, Patterson looks like a fast and energetic young receiver who can get downfield without a problem against defenders who aren't wearing pads and can't hold or hit him.
Seifert went on to say that Viking WR Greg Jennings described it as "that definitive step," an aggressive move at the top of routes that's the key to creating separation. The Vikings are looking for someone to step into that WR2 role behind Jennings. Jerome Simpson is listed second on the depth cart at WR with Patterson third. Regardless of the order, QB Christian Ponder will have a lot to say about the success of the Vikes passing game.