Minnesota’s Cordarrelle Patterson will wear Randy Moss’ old No. 84 [Photo]

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson laughs as he goes through drills during NFL football rookie camp on Friday, May 3, 2013, in Eden Prairie, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, via NESN)

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson laughs as he goes through drills during NFL football rookie camp on Friday, May 3, 2013, in Eden Prairie, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, via NESN)

Minnesota fans, introduce yourselves to your newest weapon, but in a very familiar jersey. That’s right, first round draft pick and former Tennessee Volunteer will be wearing No. 84 for the Vikings, the same number Randy Moss sported during his seven-time Pro Bowl tenure with the franchise.

While some players may have shied away from the number, Patterson relishes the opportunity.

“Randy Moss was my role model growing up since I was little,” Patterson told 1500 ESPN. “I wore 84 in high school, and I was purple and gold. So, I looked up to Randy Moss the whole time. I got a chance to practice on the field he practiced on and play in the game he played in.”

At 6-foot-2, Patterson measures in slightly shorter than Moss’ 6-foot-4, but the young potential star is just as athletic. Seen as an incredibly raw route-runner and pass catcher, Patterson was rated the No. 1 receiver in the 2013 NFL Draft thanks to his physical ability. The track star was clocked in at 4.42 seconds in the 40-yard dash and recorded a 37-inch vertical leap.

If he can put some of those attributes on display on Sundays, he might just give Vikings fans some very pleasant flashbacks.

[H/T NESN]

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