Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 8/6/14
CBS BostonWhen Brandon Lafell signed with the Patriots this off-season he added the tall physical receiver that the receiving corp lacked last year. At 6-foot-2, 210-pounds, He towers over 5 foot 10 Julian Edelman and 5 foot 11 Danny Amendola. Another thing Lafell adds to the receiving corp is another receiver that struggled with drops last year. The New England Patriots led the league last year in drops with four receivers (Edelman, Dobson, Thompkins and Vereen) with seven or more. While Lafell finished the season with six drops. When training camp started Lafell's struggles with drops seemed to continue. Those struggles seemed to be associated with adjusting to catching passes from Tom Brady instead of Cam Newton though. Over the last few practices Lafell has settled in and has had very few drops.While the drops stand out they can overshadow how well he can catch the ball. He was shown the ability to catch difficult passes with ease. As evidenced by this video from joint practices...
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