The New England Patriots could make a big move for a wide receiver, but that type of move might have to wait until the 2023 NFL Draft. As of now, it does not look like the Pats plan on making any significant move with their wide receiver room for the near future.
This could be fine, as the last thing the Patriots should do is to overpay for someone like Jerry Jeudy or DeAndre Hopkins, who appear to be the two most likely candidates at the position to be traded.
The next situation where a huge trade could be made is the NFL Draft. We’ve see countless trades during the draft, especially during the first round. Well, New England does have the 14th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft and could be active in trading that pick for a wide receiver.
In my opinion, teams can get a bit more desperate and and active during the NFL Draft. Being “on the clock” does prompt some teams to act with more haste, as the NFL Draft is the last time a team has to truly fill a hole on their roster before the following season begins.
This is where the New England Patriots can perhaps make a big move. Right now, they have their first and second round picks. They do pick twice in the top 50, at 14th and 46th overall, and high draft picks are one of the most valuable things an NFL team can have at their disposal.
Bill Belichick might not want to yet again take a chance on a wide receiver or other high ranking prospects with one of their top top picks, which is understandable. If he isn’t coaching for much longer, which I believe to be the case, why put yourself in a position to wait around and see if a prospect puts it together?
I think the Patriots are going to make at least one more significant move this offseason, and the 2023 NFL Draft might be the perfect spot to do so.