5 Wide Receivers the Patriots Should Be Watching at 2016 NFL Scouting Combine

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5 Wide Receivers the Patriots Should Be Watching at 2016 NFL Scouting Combine
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Braxton Miller (above) should be on the Patriots' radar.

When looking for receivers to fit the New England Patriots offense, the first boxes to check are for versatility, football intelligence, hands and sharp route running.

Some of those boxes are hard for outsiders to check, because the teams will have a much better idea of what they're looking at than we do, thanks to their extensive contacts within each college team and their private interactions with those players.

Versatility can be gleaned from a player's college experience, hands and route running can be gleaned from tape and workouts and intelligence will only really be known to the teams that get the player up on the whiteboard to test his football IQ.

But these are all answers the Patriots can get at the scouting combine, so here's a handful of receivers they should be looking at closely. 

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