The Patriots upgraded the wide receiver position in free agency. But could they still stand to add one in the draft?
If Bill Belichick wants to target a receiver, there are still a number of highly rated prospects available on day 2 of the draft. Despite the additions of Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne, and the presence of the emerging Jakobi Meyers, the Patriots could still use a young, cost-controlled, skilled receiver with the long-term upside of a No. 1 or 2 option in the offense. Several of the top receivers available seem like logical fits for New England.
Quarterback Mac Jones, whom the Pats selected with the 15th overall pick on Thursday, may not be the starter for much of the 2021 season. But he’s the clear favorite to take over from 2022-2025 and possibly beyond. So it could behoove the Patriots to develop him alongside a new young receiver.
We’ve already covered potential slot receivers in the draft for the Patriots, and you’ve heard of at least some of these names if you’ve been following the Patriots Draft Hub or the Felger and Mazz Big Board. Either way, keep reading for a list of potential receiver targets on Friday.
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