For the first time in years, the weakest part of the New England Patriots roster will be their receiving corps. With the departure of Wes Welker and Aaron Hernandez, combined with the injury concerns surrounding Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots lack options for quarterback Tom Brady.
Offseason acquisition Danny Amendola will likely be the team's No. 1 receiver, but after that the depth chart is wide open. Michael Jenkins and Julian Edelman are veterans who'll be fighting for a starting job.
However, as training camp started, the receiver who was lining up with the first team was rookie Aaron Dobson, according to Jeff Pini of Boston.com. New England drafted Dobson in the second round, and he figured to be a factor as a rookie even before all the Patriots' offseason issues.
Whether or not Dobson will remain part of the first team is the big question. At 6'3" and 210 pounds, Dobson certainly has the size to line up on the outside for a team. His spot in the starting lineup will likely come down to how quickly he jells with Brady.
Unless Jenkins, Edelman or rookie Josh Boyce has an incredible training camp, Dobson should be starting in Week 1 for the Patriots.