Patriots present curiosity in two of the draft’s prime large receiver prospects

New England wants extra large receiver expertise.

There isn’t any denying it: the New England Patriots have to discover a option to improve their group of move catchers, particularly following the retirement of Rob Gronkowski. Whereas Julian Edelman remains to be one of many hardest matchups within the NFL and Phillip Dorsett an skilled depth choice, the participant surrounding the 2 are principally unproven within the Patriots’ notoriously difficult offensive system.

One of the best ways so as to add inexpensive expertise at this level is through the draft, and it certain look as if the Patriots have their sights set on receivers. According to reports, the workforce will maintain pre-draft visits with three wideouts up to now: Notre Dame’s Miles Boykin will go to the workforce, as was reported on Wednesday, as will Mississippi’s A.J. Brown and Arizona State’s N’Keal Harry — the Patriots displaying curiosity within the latter two was first talked about immediately.

Each Brown and Harry will seemingly come off the board early, both on the tail finish of spherical one or with the primary few picks of the second. New England, in fact, has loads of ammunition on this a part of the draft: all in all, the reigning world champions personal six choices inside the first 101 picks within the draft. This, in flip, provides them loads of flexibility to maneuver across the board and able to probably goal both Brown or Harry.

And why wouldn’t they, contemplating that there’s a lot to love concerning the two regardless of their completely different next-level-outlooks? Whereas Brown will seemingly function an even bigger slot receiver within the NFL, Harry initiatives to be a basic X within the mould of presently suspended Patriots receiver Josh Gordon. For sure due to this fact that each could be strong additions in their very own proper as younger, high-upside gamers to problem the prevailing depth and presumably carve out outstanding roles from day one onward.