Why do Pats miss on drafting WRs?

It's been a decade since Bill Belichick & Co. have chosen an impact receiver

Updated: February 25, 2012, 5:44 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- When it comes to selecting wide receivers in the NFL draft and then developing them into big-time contributors, the New England Patriots could use a comeback route.

Not since the second-round pick of Deion Branch and seventh-round heist of David Givens have they struck gold at the position. That was 2002.

Misses include Taylor Price (third round, 2010), Brandon Tate (third round, 2009), Chad Jackson (second round, 2006) and Bethel Johnson (second round, 2003), ...

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