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Cordarrelle Patterson faces heady comparisons, crazy hype

Cordarrelle Patterson faces heady comparisons, crazy hype

startribune.com Updated Apr 26, 2013
Cordarrelle Patterson is even wearing Randy Moss’ old No. 84. Still, the Vikings must temper the expectations.
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  • Vikings thrilled with their three top-tier acquisitions

    Vikings thrilled with their three top-tier acquisitions

    startribune.com Apr 26, 2013
    A remaining hole at middle linebacker couldn’t dim the Vikings’ enthusiasm for three top-tier acquisitions.
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  • Vikings present first-round draft picks

    Vikings present first-round draft picks

    startribune.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Vikings three new draft picks talk about their expectations playing for Minnesota.
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  • Vikings introduce three newest playmakers

    Vikings introduce three newest playmakers

    startribune.com Apr 26, 2013
    Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes and Cordarrelle Patterson have arrived in the Twin Cities and expressed their excitement about becoming Vikings.
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  • Christian Ponder’s reaction to Aaron Rodgers’ contract leads to…

    Christian Ponder’s reaction to Aaron Rodgers’ contract leads to funny exchange with his wife

    yahoo.com Apr 26, 2013
    NFL quarterbacks are some of the most famous people in the United States, but the married NFL quarterbacks aren't immune from daily husband duties. ESPN reporter Samantha Ponder and Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder got married last year. Unlike most…
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  • Brandon Marshall welcomes Xavier Rhodes

    Brandon Marshall welcomes Xavier Rhodes

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Minnesota Vikings drafted Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes because, according to coach Leslie Frazier, "he'll be a guy that will come in and help match up with some of the receivers in our division and our league as well." Rhodes is …
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  • Vikings-Patriots trade a wash ... Or was it?

    Vikings-Patriots trade a wash ... Or was it?

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    At first glance, the Minnesota Vikings appeared to give up a huge premium of draft picks Thursday night to jump back into the first round and select Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. Did they? Let's take a closer look. To get the No. 29 overall …
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  • BBAO: Day 1 reviews: We're Black and Blue All Over: Good mid-mo…

    BBAO: Day 1 reviews: We're Black and Blue All Over: Good mid-morning. …

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good mid-morning. Things got wild Thursday night in the NFC North, which welcomed a 3-D glasses-wearing pass-rusher, the son of a Hall of Fame defensive end, a trio of new Minnesota Vikings and a total of four linemen amon…
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  • Triple Play: The deeper detail on a wild, three-pick night at W…

    Triple Play: The deeper detail on a wild, three-pick night at Winter Park

    startribune.com Apr 26, 2013
    The Vikings were both patient and aggressive in the final hour of the NFL Draft's first round Thursday. How it all went down.
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  • Lawrence Jackson tweets he’s heading to Minnesota

    Lawrence Jackson tweets he’s heading to Minnesota

    profootballtalk.com Apr 26, 2013
    Former Detroit Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson appears to have a new home. Jackson visited the Minnesota Vikings last week along with cornerback Jacob Lacey. The visit apparently left a good impression as Jackson tweeted out Thursday night that he …
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  • Vikings lead the charge in a first round full of surprises

    Vikings lead the charge in a first round full of surprises

    It was a draft that few found easy to figure out, and after one round of the 2013 edition of the National Football League's player selection process, there were quite a few shockers that had most observers shaking their heads.The Minnesota Vikings becam…
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  • Datone Jones: Bigger, stronger, faster

    Datone Jones: Bigger, stronger, faster

    ESPN.com Apr 26, 2013
    I apologize to those who hoped to read earlier about the Green Bay Packers' selection of UCLA defensive lineman Datone Jones. I got stuck away from the computer for an extended time Thursday night as the Minnesota Vikings dipped into some unexpected dra…
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  • Video - NFL Live OT: Vikings Win Round One 00:54

    NFL Live OT: Vikings Win Round One

    Apr 26
    Herm Edwards thinks the Vikings made the biggest splash in the first round of the NFL Draft
  • Video - Fan Pass: Patterson does the draft in style 02:20

    Fan Pass: Patterson does the draft in style

    Apr 26
    Get an all access look at new Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson on draft day and his first meeting with the team.

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    Apr 26
    On a day the Packers took care of business at the 2013 NFL draft, Matt Barkley's freefall reached new depths, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL second-round mock draft

    Apr 26
    NEW YORK -- With all the quarterbacks that remain there for the picking, and the unfinished Manti Te'o saga, Friday night's second round has a chance to be as interesting as Thursday night's first round was unpredictable. I can't really recall a second …
  • Peter King: Looking back on a strange first round, ahead to a starry secon…

    Apr 26
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    Apr 26
    NEW YORK -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we digest a less-than-riveting first round of the NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall ...