Julian Edelman: 77 receptions, 845 yards, six touchdowns
Some regression to the mean is probable here after a 100-catch, 1,000-yard breakout performance in 2013. It could have more to do with the parts surrounding him, though, than his own skills.
A healthy Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola and Aaron Dobson would mean fewer opportunities for Edelman. However, those three aren't the most reliable when it comes to their health. Edelman is a safe choice in the middle rounds who could surprise on the upside if injuries sweeten his situation.
Danny Amendola: 68 receptions, 811 yards, five touchdowns
A healthy Amendola—not Edelman—was once the recipient of Tom Brady's gaze in pressure situations, racking up 10 catches in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills. Unfortunately, a torn groin sapped his explosiveness and held him back the rest of the season.
If he can regain his strength in 2014, Amendola could steal some targets from his fellow receivers. Like Edelman, Amendola should be a consistent producer that has some room to grow if other receivers fall by the wayside.
Aaron Dobson: 56 receptions, 904 yards, seven touchdowns
Speaking of upside, Dobson has a chance to be a top-10 receiver in the NFL. To get there, though, he'll need to be healthy. A lingering foot injury could potentially be a problem if he is unable to build chemistry with Brady this offseason.
Like with Rob Gronkowski, if you can afford to be patient, Dobson presents a great value in the second half of the draft. Look for an explosive second half of the season for this second-year player.