Patriots coach Bill Belichick was struck by the size of some of the receivers in this year’s draft, and that got him thinking about league-wide trends.
Belichick said the big receivers in this draft may portend a trend toward bigger defensive backs, as there are obvious matchup issues in trying to cover a 6-foot-4 wide receiver with a 5-foot-10 cornerback.
“This is another year where there’s a lot of big receivers – 6-4, 225, 230, whatever they are – I mean, somebody’s going to have to cover those guys one of these days,” Belichick said.
Don’t be surprised if Belichick takes a big defensive back in this year’s draft. He sees that’s where the league is going.