7th round, 235th overall
Patriots should pick: Marquess Wilson, WR Washington State
The importance of the combine is debatable, but the Patriots have classically drafted receivers who have performed well in the three-cone drill. Marquess Wilson finished among the top five receivers in that drill. He isn't lacking for long speed, either, having run a 4.51-second 40-yard dash. That's not burner speed, but he's not going to lose to a linebacker in a footrace.
At 6-3, he's tough to cover on the perimeter and especially in the red zone, but he could do well to add some bulk to his frame. That being said, he doesn't let his wiry frame become an issue when it comes to making contested catches and shielding defenders with his body.
Wilson's biggest question mark revolves around off-field issues, namely a conflict with Washington State head coach Mike Leach, which led to Wilson being suspended from the team for poor work ethic. It's possible those concerns are overblown, given Leach's less-than-sterling reputation with regard to people skills. Either way, for a seventh-round pick, this is a typical low-risk, high-reward Patriots pick.