Searching for Welker: Top Slot Receiver Prospects In the Draft
Eric Galko, Optimum Scouting.
1. Kendall Wright, Baylor (can play outside)
2. Joe Adams, Arkansas
3. Devon Wylie, Fresno State
4. Ryan Broyles
5. T.Y. Hilton, Florida International
6. A.J. Jenkins, Illinois
7. Rishard Matthews, Nevada (can play outside)
8. Jarius Wright, Arkansas
9. LaVon Brazill, Ohio
10. Chris Givens, Wake Forest
Other Slot Receiver Prospects: Junior Hemingway,
Michigan - Jordan White, Western Michigan - B.J. Cunningham, Michigan State - Keshawn Martin, Michigan State - Julian Talley, UMass - Lance Lewis, East Carolina - DeVier Posey, Ohio State - Tyler Shoemaker,
INSIDER'S TAKE: The Patriots aren't really looking for
another Wes Welker, they have one, he's been retained with the
Franchise Tag. The team signed two new faces, Brandon Lloyd
and Anthony Gonzalez, in free agency. They also re-signed Deion Branch,
their original slot receiver.
If other teams are looking for a Wes Welker type, they're
going to have to establish a solid primary option. When New
England's offense was limited due to injuries, teams just
doubled or even triple teams Welker to prevent the Patriots from
establishing a rhythm.
Eric Galko is a contributing NFL scout for Patriots Insider at
Eric Galko is the Owner, Director
of Scouting of Optimum
Scouting and lead editor for OptimumScouting.com. He
has been scouting college football for eight
years, and for pro teams and other sports professionals for the last
four years. Eric is also a member of the
NFL Draft: The Next Wes Welker?
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