Few college football awards do a better job of recognizing truly deserving talent than the Pac-12's Morris Trophy, which asks the conference's offensive linemen who is the top defensive lineman and vice-versa. With prior winners a virtual Who's Who among Pro Bowlers (and even Hall of Famers), the award is a strong indicator of future success in the NFL.
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 Jets may have lost 19-3 to Baltimore last week but don't blame the rookie from Missouri, who played "grown man football" by leading the league's No. 1 rated run defense in tackles against the defending champs.
All of the focus was on the healthy return of veteran pass-catchers Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola but the rookie from Marshall wound up being Tom Brady's favorite target against the Pittsburgh Steelers.