Originally written on NBC Connecticut  |  Last updated 6/29/14

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Wes Welker (#83) of the New England Patriots runs with the ball during the NFL International Series match between New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2009 in London, England. This is the third occasion where a regular season NFL match has been played in London. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The Patriots haven't drafted a wide receiver in the first round since 1996 when then-head coach Bill Parcells selected Terry Glenn. In recent years, the team has targeted pass-catchers in later rounds but without much success. The biggest bust would have to be Chad Jackson, a University of Florida product who New England traded up for in the second round of the '06 draft. He had 12 receptions in two seasons before the Pats cut ties with him. Brandon Tate, an '09 third-rounder, was released before the season, although the club has high expectations for 2010 third-rounder, Taylor Price.  Then there is free-agent acquisition, Chad Ochocinco, who has been invisible through five games, which hasn't gone unnoticed by the fans. There have been successes, too. Randy Moss immediately comes to mind. And there's Wes Welker, who New England acquired in 2007 from the Dolphins for a second-round pick, the same year they landed Moss. And while Moss grabbed most of the...
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