Combine: WR Talks Patriots

Courtney Taylor is one of top prospects at the NFL Combine this weekend. The 6-foot-2, 204-pound Auburn receiver has a certain confidence about him, a comfort level that shines through in his interviews. One topic the talented young player didn't mind talking about was his speed. That, and what it would be like to catch passes from Tom Brady.

The Patriots are desperately seeking talented receivers who can fill out the depth chart at a position of need for New England. After losing David Givens, Deion Branch, Andre Davis and Tim Dwight last year, Tom Brady struggled to get a consistent passing game going. Despite Drafting Florida's Chad Jackson in the second round and trading for Doug Gabriel, the Patriots were hardly able to keep the same group on the field all season. Only Reche Caldwell and Troy Brown were there start to finish with Brady.

Lack of quality depth is one reason New England was scouting receivers from Mobile to the Combine in Indianapolis. The speedy Taylor is one of a group of prospects the Patriots talked to in their quest to address their need at wide out. Taylor's Tigers were the only team to defeat the eventual National Champion Florida Gators last year, and it is well known the Patriots covet players with his size and speed.

Taylor, who spoke with the Patriots at the Senior Bowl in Mobile Al. last month, was asked at the Combine what he thought it would be like to catch passes from Tom Brady. Here's what he had to say:

Combine Audio Interview:
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Other links of interest:
Combine Workouts: The Wide Outs - By TFY Draft Preview
Combine Forty-Time Results: All WRs


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