Sep 14, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Jeremy Gallon (21) runs the ball at Akron Zips safety Johnny Robinson (4) in the second quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft 2014 Seventh Round: New England Patriots Select WR Jeremy Gallon


Dec 28, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Jeremy Gallon (21) looks on during the first half against the Kansas State Wildcats the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

With their last pick in the 2014 NFL draft, the New England Patriots have finally gone with a receiver. They just selected Jeremy Gallon out of Michigan.

This pick concludes the Patriots rookie draft class, as they addressed the defensive line, offensive line, offensive backfield, safety, and now the wide receiver position. Of course there is still time for un-drafted rookies to be signed by NFL teams.

Receiver was one of the last remaining needs for the Pats, and while Gallon isn’t exactly the most talented guy in the world, he will give New England more depth as we move towards training camp.

Gallon is a small guy, and because of that, he might not even make the final roster. The Patriots are stacked with small receivers, and unless Gallon somehow manages to blow away everybody this summer, he may get caught in a numbers game, and find himself without a job come September.

He amassed 173 receptions, 2,704 yards, and 17 touchdowns in his four year career at Michigan.

 

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