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Stats show Patterson reliable in the ‘clutch'

Cordarrelle Patterson (Hannah Foslien/Getty)

There is a reason Tavon Austin and Cordarrelle Patterson were the top receivers in the draft. They also led the top prospects in a few key statistical categories in 2012, giving hope for a bright future ahead.

If you wanted an "explosive" receiver in this year's draft, Tavon Austin was the prized possession. If you wanted a "clutch" receiver, Cordarrelle Patterson was the man to nab. Those are the basic conclusions of a predraft comparison by STATS LLC on the top receivers available in this year's draft. Austin was drafted eighth overall by the St. Louis Rams, who traded up to that spot to get in front...

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