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Dobson will have a chance to shine as a rookie.
The wide receiver with the highest ceiling on this Patriots roster is Aaron Dobson. He has an opportunity to become a flat-out special player in the NFL.
What have the Patriots been missing since the departure of Randy Moss? That, my friends, is a legitimate deep threat. Dobson has the skill set to become that missing piece in the Pats offense.
His mix of size, speed and athleticism makes Dobson the perfect candidate to be the starting outside wide receiver. He can make difficult catches and did not drop a single pass last season with the Marshall Thundering Herd.
It seemed as though Dobson would compete with Donald Jones and fellow rookie Josh Boyce for playing time on the outside. However, Jones was cut by the Pats last week, giving way to more opportunities for rookies like Dobson.
The Patriots have a horrible track record when it comes to rookie wideouts. Bethel Johnson, Chad Jackson, Taylor Price and Brandon Tate never accomplished anything as receivers. This has to change this season, and Dobson and Boyce will have the chance to do so.
Dobson wasn't much to write home about during organized team activities, but with Jones out of the way, perhaps he will be even more motivated to become starter material.