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49ers select Quinton Patton WR with the 128th pick
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ronnie's Pinky wrote:
big9erfan wrote:
Best comparison on the upside - Isaac Bruce!


Prime Bruce definitely had more of a top gear than Patton, who is not a bad runner, himself, but isn't really a guy to beat defenses over the top regularly. Bruce at his best could do it all, and I don't think Patton has quite that level of physical gifts. Great pick for a 4th rounder, but no Isaac Bruce, IMO.


Official 40 time for Bruce - 4.53
Official 40 time for Patton - 4.53

But watch the way he runs routes, and just his general appearance on the field. Might be wishful thinking, but he reminds me of Bruce.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

big9erfan wrote:
Official 40 time for Bruce - 4.53
Official 40 time for Patton - 4.53

But watch the way he runs routes, and just his general appearance on the field. Might be wishful thinking, but he reminds me of Bruce.


Yeah...I dunno. Maybe I just haven't seen enough of Patton, but I saw a lot of Bruce, and he played faster than that time. Bruce could pull away from a DB who tried to jump his route with relative ease, somewhat like Rice used to do in spite of his also rather pedestrian measured speed. It should be noted here that 40 time only really accounts for acceleration, and says little about agility, ability to maintain speed through a cut, or top-end speed. If Patton is indeed an elite route runner like Bruce (to say nothing of an otherworldly route runner like Rice), then he may end up being a legit vertical threat. Such a thing is certainly possible, but I'll believe that one when I see it on Sunday.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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49ers fourth-round WR Quinton Patton is expected to get a chance on both kick and punt returns.

Patton was not used on returns while at Louisiana Tech last season, probably because he was busy catching 104 passes and 13 touchdowns. The Niners are looking for a return man after Ted Ginn Jr. signed with the Panthers in free agency. Patton is also expected to give A.J. Jenkins all he can handle as they battle for snaps behind starters Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^I think I said that on the previous page...

Chrissooner49er wrote:
He's also had return experience...which is a need for us.


I did! I did say that on the previous page!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know that Patton had returning experience; didn't strike me as the type. That's a huge boon to his selection if he can become our punt returner as well (especially if he's half decent at it). I'm okay with our kick returning, but punt returning is one of my biggest concerns going into the season.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chrissooner49er wrote:
^I think I said that on the previous page...

Chrissooner49er wrote:
He's also had return experience...which is a need for us.


I did! I did say that on the previous page!

Razz


My bad... I never read your posts, so I missed it.


( oh, wait.... d'oh! )
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