Re: Oh to see the Pats with a WR who sprints down the field wide open....
posted at 1/21/2013 12:01 PM EST
Their aren't too many big/tall, fast, athletic, quick WRs out there. They don't just grow on trees!
The Julio Jones and AJ Greens of the world are usually top 10 picks.
I honestly don't think offense personnel is a huge issue. 49ers have Crabtree, and old moss, 2 TEs, and thats about it for the passing game. The Patriots just seem to lack execution come playoff time.
That being said, as much as I like Branch, he doesn't add anything to the offense. He gets one on one all the time and more times than not he can't beat it. I think a pass rusher is a more important need so I hope the Pats go in that direction.
Donnie Avery is someone I would target for camp. Guy ran a 4.27 and is 5'11, which is reasonable. He is an injury concern, so I wouldn't come in with expectations of him playing an inegral part of the offense.
Kenny Britt is also someone the Pats could maybe take a chance on. He's got off field issues though and his injury history may be a concern. But he's big and pretty fast, in the last year of his deal and I highly doubt Ten resigns him. Could be available for a low draft pick.
I'm not a huge fan of Mike Wallace and think he'll ask for too much, but he's probably the best big deep threat available. Pats can't spend too much money on a WR...not until they fix the defense.
Don't know who else is in the draft. Somebody else know of the WR class?