2010 Patriots Needs: Wide Receivers

2010 Starter Need: Medium-High
2010 Depth Need: Medium-High
2009 Unit Grade: B

Wes Welker
Signed Through: 2011 ($4.2m, 4.4m)
2009 Grade: A

Randy Moss
Signed Through: 2010 ($10.5m)
2009 Grade: B

Julian Edelman
Signed Through: 2012 ($414k, 499k, 584k)
2009 Grade: B+

Sam Aiken
Signed Through: Unrestricted Free Agent
2009 Grade: C

Isaiah Stanback
Signed Through: 2010 ($585k)
2009 Grade: C

Brandon Tate
Signed Through: 2012 ($591k, 676k, 771k)
2009 Grade: I

The injuries sustained during 2009 to Wes Welker (knee), Randy Moss (shoulder), and Brandon Tate (knee), will be on the mind of the Patriots Front Office this off-season. If Welker and Tate are both unable to start the year, the Patriots are in dire need of a third receiver to pair with Moss and the improving Edelman.

If Welker and Tate are ready to go, and Moss is back to reasonable health, then the Patriots would only need to start developing a replacement for when Moss hangs up the cleats.

2010 NFL Draft Potential Targets: Golden Tate, Aurrelious Benn, Brandon Lafell, Damian Williams, Andre Roberts, Mardy Gilyard

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2 Responses to “2010 Patriots Needs: Wide Receivers”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Marty Gilyard would be a good choice this year. We have 2 1st round selections next year, either to trade for a elite WR or draft one in 2011!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Pats need someone with some size,speed and brains. Sometimes hard to find. Wouldnt surprise me if Bill didnt take one untill late in the draft. Try to catch edelman in a bottle again.


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