Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Which position battle intrigues?
In a piece now posted on ESPNBoston.com, Mike Reiss and Field Yates highlight their top position battles leading into Patriots training camp. There is a heavy focus on receiver.
The top two competitions in the piece:
1) Michael Jenkins vs. Aaron Dobson at one outside receiver spot
2) The other outside receiver spot: Who emerges?
There is a poll in the piece asking readers which position battle generates the most interest, and receiver is a runaway winner at this point.
When it comes to defense, one of the top areas is which safety starts alongside Devin McCourty. Incumbent Steve Gregory faces competition from veteran Adrian Wilson and 2012 second-round pick Tavon Wilson.
Other areas on defense include the defensive tackle spot next Vince Wilfork, fourth cornerback, coverage linebacker and edge rushers.