New England Patriots: 3 Ways to Fix the Problem at Wide Reciever

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New England Patriots: 3 Ways to Fix the Problem at Wide Reciever
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Brandon Lloyd of the St. Louis Rams

Over the course of last season, the New England Patriots defense constantly allowed the Curtis Painters and Rex Grossmans of the league to look like Hall of Fame quarterbacks. The Pats ranked 31st in the league in passing yards allowed. The secondary will certainly be a major area of concern during this offseason. 

At first glance, most of the Patriots' problems occur on the defensive side of the ball. However, when you take a look at the wide receiver depth chart, what you see may surprise you. Last year, Wes Welker was the clear No. 1 receiver, Deion Branch was a decent second option, but who was left? Chad Ochocinco? Julian Edelman? Taylor Price? 

Wide receiver turns out to be a real need for the Patriots. The Pats are in a good position to make some moves to help that problem. They have an abundance of draft picks in April, and they have quite a bit of cap space. 

Here is a three-step plan to fix the problem at wide receiver.

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