4 potential Patriots wide receiver targets in the 1st round

For the fifth consecutive season, the Patriots are in a perfect position to boost their lackluster reception corps with a first-round pick.

Of course, the odds are against it.

N’Keal Harry is the only famous wide receiver that Bates drafted in the first round under Bill Belichick. Set as a pro.

Harry’s lack of development was factored into the front office by adding two freshmen via free agency last spring. Now with Harry, Nelson Agulor and Jacoby Myers now likely heading into contract seasons (assuming Harry’s fifth-year option has been turned down and Myers cast as a restricted free agent), the Patriots must renew their receiver depth once again for the present and future. So if they drafted another first manager, who would it be?

At this point in the process, Ohio State’s Jarrett Wilson and University of Southern California’s Drake London are expected to be out of the plate at number 21. They are widely seen as the two best performers in this category, or at worst two out of the top four. Up to six receivers are expected to be drafted in the first round.

As for the other four, these are the names to know.

Trillon Borks, Arkansas

Burks’ relegation to 21st overall would be a mild surprise, considering his rare sporting gear and insane production of a heavy attack in the SEC. The Burks totaled over 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns, plus 112 yards were rushed by another lead. He showed steady improvement throughout his college career, increasing his yards by nearly 400 yards each season.