FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In an interview on NFL Network on Saturday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick shared his viewpoint of the team's selections of receivers Aaron Dobson (second round, 59th) and Josh Boyce (fourth round, 102nd), as well as the overall receiving corps.
"We've had a chance this year, through a variety of circumstances, to redo the receiver position," Belichick said in a one-on-one interview with Mike Mayock.
"We've lost guys for one reason or another, but with [Danny] Amendola coming in as an inside guy who can also play outside -- but primarily an inside receiver -- and the two players that we added in the draft with Dobson and Boyce ... as you said, they're fast guys that play primarily on the perimeter. They have good size. They're tough. They've shown up in the kicking game and blocking and things like that. They're smart players that are mature. Hopefully, they'll fit in well with our offense.
"It will be certainly a new receiving group for us, in our chemistry and timing and execution and all that. They have a long way to go to blend in with some of our other veteran players on the offensive side of the ball. But hopefully those guys will all be able to grow together with our relatively young tight ends and fairly young group of backs, and become productive in the passing game and overall offensively as well."