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.
Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks said on NFL Net that NE worked him out. Patriots have expressed interest in him, Lee, Evans, Beckham, Benjamin
— Doug Kyed (@DougKyedNESN) April 4, 2014
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.