Thursday, March 28, 2013
Scouts Inc view of Pats' needs
By Mike Reiss
In a piece now posted on the ESPN.com NFL Insider draft blog, Steve Muench looks at each team in the AFC East and pinpoints needs while matching them with a few prospects.
"Receiver is still New England's greatest need ... The Patriots haven't drafted a receiver in the first round since Terry Glenn in 1996, and while that trend is likely to continue there are interesting options on Day 2," Muench writes. "Marshall's Aaron Dobson comes to mind. Dobson is an above-average route-runner who gets off the line and catches the ball well. ...
"And there are still questions at corner ... That uncertainty could put Connecticut's Blidi Wreh-Wilson in the mix for the Patriots at No. 29. Wreh-Wilson didn't record a blazing 40 time at the combine, but the instincts, balance and quickness he's shown on film and at the Senior Bowl are enough to warrant taking him late in the first."
To read more of Muench's take on the Patriots, and the rest of the AFC East, CLICK HERE (Insider content).