The New England Patriots have had one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL over the past decade. They can give much of that credit to Tom Brady. Actually, aside from a few seasons with impact wide receivers such as Randy Moss, Wes Welker and Deion Branch, the Pats have lacked that player who can help Brady separate the defense. It is worth noting that Moss and Welker were drafted by other teams, only to be acquired via trade. Since New England drafted Branch in 2002, the wide receiver position continues to be an area of frustration for the Patriots, especially in terms of those taken in the draft. Dating back to 2004, take a look at the wide receivers the Patriots have selected in the NFL Draft, followed by those they could have chosen, but passed on for one reason or another:
2004 NFL Draft – Patriots select P.K. Sam in 5th Round, with 32nd Pick. Passed on Michael Jenkins, Devery Henderson or Jerricho Cotchery. Nothing exactly to get overly upset about.