Video: Should Patriots draft a receiver?

At our New England Patriots draft party a couple of weeks ago, our panel of experts took stock of the team’s wide receiver corps and whether there was room for additions through the draft (video above).

The key move of the offseason, the four panelists agreed, was bringing back Julian Edelman, who in the absence of Wes Welker became Tom Brady’s security blanket last season.

At times last season, Brady was fiery on the sideline and in the huddle, frustrated by a mostly inexperienced group of young receivers.

“For Brady that’s not necessarily because they’re not good enough,” ESPN’s Trevor Matich explained. “It’s because they’re not in the place he expects them to be, doing the thing he expects at the right time.”

With Edelman, Danny Amendola and now-second-year players Josh Boyce, Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins already on the roster and with the addition of free agent Brandon LaFell as well, is there a spot on the roster for another wideout or two?

“With the receiver position … you need numbers,” former Patriot Tedy Bruschi explained. “Numbers that are dependable, numbers that are available, because these guys are a hamstring away from missing four weeks. The way that they open up to run these routes is different than a linebacker would.”

What do you think? Should the Patriots use a draft pick to add a receiver? Vote in our poll above.