Five wide receivers caught passes for New England last season. None of them are currently under contract to the Patriots.
So while the Patriots have added one wide receiver, Danny Amendola, who will likely be a starter this season, it’s probably safe to say that wide receiver is a position they need to address in the draft.
Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com notes that Oklahoma’s Kenny Stills, USC’s Robert Woods and Oregon State’s Markus Wheaton were in New England last week for pre-draft visits. The 5-foot-11, 189-pound Wheaton was a starting wide receiver who also saw a bit of time at running back and is the kind of versatile player the Patriots like a lot.
Whoever the target is, the Patriots need to add someone at wide receiver.