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Patriots Bring 3 WRs In For Visits

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11:04 PM ET 04.06 | The New England Patriots appear to be targeting a wide receiver in this month's NFL Draft. Kenny Stills, Robert Woods and Markus Wheaton were all spotted at Gillette Stadium this week, making three of the eight potential draftees to visit the Patriots wide outs. That doesn't necessary mean that New England will draft one of those three receivers because the could have been to check out a past injury like Woods' ankle, but it appears as if they are hoping to pick up someone at the position in the draft.

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April 6, 2013  11:42 PM ET

They'll end up drafting some other position and the Mel Kiper's of the world will gasp and rave about how they never saw it coming. I swear it happens every year.

April 7, 2013  12:10 AM ET

Better bring in somebody....you're missing in the slot!

April 7, 2013  01:20 AM ET
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They'll end up drafting some other position and the Mel Kiper's of the world will gasp and rave about how they never saw it coming. I swear it happens every year.

You know BB is gonna wind up drafting Tyler Eifert and Zach Ertz. The man loves him some tight ends.

April 7, 2013  01:36 AM ET

Out of the three guys mentioned here I'd definitely be shooting for Woods, and if not him, Wheaton. I actually really like Wheaton's game; he's just a tad smaller than you'd like.

But Woods seems to have all the necessary tools to become a number one WR for some team.

April 7, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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Out of the three guys mentioned here I'd definitely be shooting for Woods, and if not him, Wheaton. I actually really like Wheaton's game; he's just a tad smaller than you'd like.But Woods seems to have all the necessary tools to become a number one WR for some team.

They should both be there late in the first round. They both are small . woods at 6'0 190lbs. and Wheaton at 5'11" 183lbs. The few big fast highly rated one types in this draft will be gone by the time the Pats pick, they could use that first pick on a WR regardless. They have gone as far as you can using pedestrian veterans.

April 7, 2013  09:10 AM ET

The Patriots do not have a lot of holes to fix, but they have to stop drafting lousy at the WR position. The late round Julian Edelman , little fast mad , route is not the final solution. Ya pay Brady for the next five years, you better get serious about those WR spots. TE is nice, but it is not the enough without a real outside threat.

April 7, 2013  10:33 AM ET
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The Patriots do not have a lot of holes to fix, but they have to stop drafting lousy at the WR position. The late round Julian Edelman , little fast mad , route is not the final solution. Ya pay Brady for the next five years, you better get serious about those WR spots. TE is nice, but it is not the enough without a real outside threat.

This is what I meant the other day by my "legacy of disappointment" comment the other day that was so enthusiastically received. The Patriots have arguably squandered Brady's prime by bringing in retreads and third-on-depth-chart guys instead of grooming a receiving corps. Those guys run wild against the Jets and Browns, but in the playoffs you simply double Welker (now Amendola) and put an extra linebacker on the tight end and its another disappointing Patriots playoff exit. The Giants beat them twice in five years due entirely to depth at the WR position. You simply cannot go into battle in the playoffs with a scatback and 1 1/2 tight ends, especially if you have a middling running game. I stand by my previous comment...some day the fond memory of three SB's will be diluted with the realization that 2 or 3 others were left out there simply by poor drafting and player development.

April 7, 2013  10:57 AM ET
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This is what I meant the other day by my "legacy of disappointment" comment the other day that was so enthusiastically received. The Patriots have arguably squandered Brady's prime by bringing in retreads and third-on-depth-chart guys instead of grooming a receiving corps. Those guys run wild against the Jets and Browns, but in the playoffs you simply double Welker (now Amendola) and put an extra linebacker on the tight end and its another disappointing Patriots playoff exit. The Giants beat them twice in five years due entirely to depth at the WR position. You simply cannot go into battle in the playoffs with a scatback and 1 1/2 tight ends, especially if you have a middling running game. I stand by my previous comment...some day the fond memory of three SB's will be diluted with the realization that 2 or 3 others were left out there simply by poor drafting and player development.

They need to invest in a GoPro, hide it under a hat and start videotaping the other teams.

April 7, 2013  11:13 AM ET
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They'll end up drafting some other position and the Mel Kiper's of the world will gasp and rave about how they never saw it coming. I swear it happens every year.

It's part of the poker game mentality of the draft. Keeping your opponent off guard as to who you are going to draft, there are some teams with GM's that will draft players just to keep them out of the hands of their divisional foe. You have all the NFL pundits who need a reason to change their mock draft.

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April 7, 2013  11:16 AM ET
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They need to invest in a GoPro, hide it under a hat and start videotaping the other teams.

You think that incident will keep Belichick out of the HOF?

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April 7, 2013  11:24 AM ET
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Out of the three guys mentioned here I'd definitely be shooting for Woods, and if not him, Wheaton. I actually really like Wheaton's game; he's just a tad smaller than you'd like.But Woods seems to have all the necessary tools to become a number one WR for some team.

I think Woods is more physically gifted. The things I always questioned about Woods was his dedication to catch the ball in a game. He does not like to go over the middle and he will usually lose the struggle if he goes up and has to wrestle the ball away from a DB.

April 7, 2013  11:42 AM ET
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only if the video was made public. which it wasn't. so to what extent that video was, no one knows

Why would it need to be made public? If it did not exist then I'm sure Belichick would never had paid the fine.

Heck Saints fans still don't believe their team set bounties even though the audio was broadcast on every News and Sports show for months.

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April 7, 2013  12:37 PM ET

Do you really think no one else ever filmed the play call, then the play? How many cameras do you think are trained on the field at game time ?

 
April 7, 2013  05:26 PM ET

Hewy,Dewy and Louie!!!

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