Oct 26, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Mike Evans (13) celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the second half at Kyle Field. Texas A&M won 56-24. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: New England Patriots eyeing wide receiver in first-round


There has been much made about the New England Patriots draft plans this May as the team brining in Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridegwater has raised a lot of eyebrows around the league. But while some of the top quarterbacks are being brought in, NESN’s Doug Kyed is looking at another offensive position that the Patriots are looking at and that’s wide receiver.

Per NESN:

The New England Patriots spent a second-round pick on Aaron Dobson in the 2013 NFL draft, but that hasn’t stopped them from looking at this year’s top wide receiver prospects. The Patriots have shown interest in projected first-round picks Mike Evans, Odell Beckham, Jr., Marqise Lee and Kelvin Benjamin, and the draft is still over a month away. This year’s receiver crop is considered much deeper and more talented than last year’s group.

The Patriots are typically secretive about their plans and we won’t know what they do until they do it but the team needs a wide receiver and drafting one of the top prospects early on makes a whole lot of sense when thinking about the arms race New England needs to keep up on.

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