The Vikings are perilously thin at the receiver position, and Percy Harvin's contract situation is still up in the air, so a dynamic playmaker like Patterson would be a good fit for the development of Christian Ponder:
Patterson is an excellent outside receiver who has the speed to beat defenders deep but the quickness to break off his routes on a comeback. He's the kind of player that can be used in a variety of ways with the ball in his hands.
Minnesota's surprise playoff run was one of the feel-good stories of 2012, but they need more offensive weapons not named Adrian Peterson if they want to play in January again. There are a number of receivers who could be available at this spot, including Cal's Keenan Allen, Clemson's DeAndre Hopkins and USC's Robert Woods.