Nov 9, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies wide receiver Mike Evans (13) warms up before the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: New England Patriots interested in Mike Evans, Brandin Cooks and Kelvin Benjamin

The New England Patriots aren’t picking at the top of the draft this year — and they haven’t for a while — but they are still looking at some of the top prospects in the draft anyways.

Unlike their workout with Johnny Manziel, the Patriots seem to have serious interest in wide receivers Mike Evans, Odell Beckham, Marqise Lee, Kelvin Bejamin and Brandin Cooks.

It’s unclear if the Patriots will be able to grab someone like Benjamin or Evans but there’s a goof chance that Lee, Beckham or Cooks are there for them when they go on the clock.

Adding a receiver has been a priority for the Patriots since they lost both Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski to prison and injury, respectively. They have a group of young wideouts but adding one of the top prospects in the draft will go a long way in improving them.

Tags: New England Patriots NFL Draft 2014

  • Matt Redpath

    okay it’s clear we need a big wide out with speed who can get down the feild and make catches and be a stud in the redzone if me miss gronk, benjamin better be picked if he is still available. I see him being able to be ready to go right out of the gate if he loses 10 pounds and gains some speed, could be a sleeper down the stretch for the pats.