The Patriots’ loss of Wes Welker was the most controversial move of the offseason, but Brandon Lloyd‘s departure also left a major hole in the NFL’s most potent passing attack.
So, with Tom Brady now looking to Danny Amendola and a few uncertainties on the outside, Bill Belichick knows he needs to find at least one more primary target heading into next season, even if it means drafting a wide receiver on Day 1 or Day 2.
This year’s draft class is full of impact receivers with high upside, but Oregon State’s Markus Wheaton is one of the few who seem NFL ready.
Wheaton made an impact on the Beavers’ offense in each of his four college seasons and really established himself as a productive and reliable receiver during his time in Corvallis, Ore. He was the Beavers’ primary offensive weapon as both a junior and season, catching 164 balls and 12 touchdowns over the two-season span. Now, he’s looking to continue that high level of production at the next level.
Beyond his pure production, ...