Based on the way the Patriots were throwing money around on Monday, it seems fair to say they could have signed any player they wanted. Yet at arguably their biggest position of need, wide receiver, they ended up with two second-tier players instead of a big name. Don’t panic though, this may be by design. It’s not like they were one stud receiver away last year - the entire position needed an overhaul. With guys like Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne, they can now have multiple NFL-caliber threats in their formation. Add Smith into the mix, and defenses have to worry about covering multiple legitimate targets, instead of one or two like they did at times last year. That will make things much easier on the quarterback, whether it’s Cam Newton or a rookie. Of course, things only get easier with a true No. 1 receiver, and they can still blow this whole idea up tomorrow and sign one. But the depth is now there, which is important.