Oct 15, 2011; Corvallis, OR, USA; Oregon State Beavers wide receiver Markus Wheaton fails to complete a catch against the Brigham Young Cougars during the first half at Reser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Z. Rider-USA TODAY Sports.

NFL Draft 2013: New England Patriots Expected to Select Wide Receiver

The New England Patriots addressed the wide receiver position during free agency when they added Danny Amendola as a replacement for Wes Welker who bolted for the Denver Broncos, but it doesn’t look like the Patriots will be done adding players at that position just yet.

With the NFL Draft just around the corner, the Patriots are bringing in players for visits as they sort out their draft board and determine which players will be the right fits for the franchise.  You can never put too much stock in to player visits, but you can look at what position a team is loading up on visits with and for the Patriots this year that is wide receiver. 

Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reported that a trio of receivers – Oklahoma’s Kenny Stills, USC’s Robert Woods and Oregon State’s Markus Wheaton — made the trip to New England last week for pre-draft visits.

Robert Woods is a player that the team could target at the end of round one, while Stills is more of a second round player. Woods and Stills have the potential to become No. 1 receiving threats, but Wheaton brings the added versatility that everyone always looks for in a potential New England Patriots player.

While we don’t know what receiver the team will add in the draft, it’s safe to bet that one will be taken and it could be early.

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