- Apr 28, 2016
It absolutely could be an OK group, but it’s basically all question marks. A 34 year old Jules is the closest to a sure thing the Pats have right now. If everyone works out, maybe a 3rd or 4th round receiver doesn’t contribute... but what are the odds of that? I‘m not even arguing they should have picked any specific receiver at any specific spot, just that it’s surprising in such a highly regarded class at a position with real question marks they didn’t draft one.Not sure it's as glaring a need anymore, they made some solid enough signings and they just used a 1st or Harry. Plus one advantage of the deep class is the UDFA pool will be strong.
Edit- to flesh this out... once they got past the guys they thought could be #1 WRs, there might not be a huge incentive to use a pick on a guy.
You hypothetically have a build out of Edelman as your proven top WR, Sanu as a good 3rd with some 2 upside, Harry you invested in because you believe he's a 2 or 1, then you have Byrd/Lee who have had NFL success, plus the guys you brought in as rookies last year to compete with any UDFA you bring in this year.