Even though the Vikings ultimately lost to the Baltimore Ravens, it is hard to discount Patterson's 255 all-purpose yardage, which included a 79 yard touchdown reception with 45 seconds left to give Minnesota a four-point lead.
The rookie from Wisconsin ran well but as long as Peyton Manning is taking snaps in Denver, backs need to be effective in the passing game too. Ball struggled in this role throughout the first half of the Broncos' preseason tilt with the Seahawks.
Teams swinging for the fences in the first round often come up empty, but a more measured, logical approach often results in better players drafted in later rounds. No one did that better Friday night than last year's Super Bowl opponents. Which other teams fared well in rounds two and three?
Eager to see what your favorite NFL team does on the second day of the 2013 NFL Draft? NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Rob Rang offers a second round projection (Hint: Geno, Barkley and Te'o won't have to wait too much longer).