Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings likely expected a lot more out of Cordarrelle Patterson as a receiver when they drafted him with the 29th pick of the first round back in 2013.
He caught a mediocre 52 balls for 453 yards and two touchdowns in 2016, failing to eclipse the 500-yard receiving mark even once during his four NFL seasons.
Though he lacks the ability to be a top-tier wide-out, Patterson has become one of the best kick returners in the NFL.
Since 2013 he has brought five kickoffs back to the house and took back kicks of over 100 yards in three different seasons. This year he averaged 31.68 yards per kick return while bringing one kick back for a score.
With Dwayne Harris no longer an electrifying return man and Beckham to0 valuable to consistently risk on special teams, Patterson could become an intriguing option.
He likely won’t worth more than about $2.5-3 million and comes with enough of an offensive skill set to be productive there as well at times.