Patriots Reporter Identifies ‘Surprise Standout’ From Minicamp

The New England Patriots enter the 2022 NFL season with an excellent roster. Patriots players face a big challenge. Head coach Bill Belichick has a few major plans for the new season. Coaches will work with a new group of players. According to experts, one Patriots player was a real standout in minicamp. This summer is really important for many players, including Tre Nixon. He is important for the Patriots in so many aspects, mostly because he was Ernie Adams’ final pick.

Mike Reiss from ESPN believes that Nixon is the “surprise standout” in training camp.

“The 2021 seventh-round pick caught two deep passes from Mac Jones — one of which he pinned to his chest with his right hand while covered tightly — to earn himself an unexpected trip to the post-practice interview podium,” Mike Reiss wrote. “Nixon, who drove to the stadium every day last season with Jones as they took their COVID tests together before entering the facility, spent 2021 on the practice squad. He faces a crowded WR depth chart headlined by DeVante Parker, Jakobi Meyers, Nelson Agholor, Kendrick Bourne and 2022 second-round pick Tyquan Thornton, but he has made an early case as a player to watch when training camp begins.”

Patriots standout to get bigger role after minicamp

Nixon will have a big role on the roster in 2022. He will have to deliver a monster performance in order to secure his spot on the roster. Will Nixon join the active roster in September?

Belichick’s receiving unit is pretty packed at the moment. The Patriots traded for DeVante Parker and the former Miami wide receiver is expected to rank high on the list of receivers. Jakobi Meyers, Nelson Agholor, Kendrick Bourne, and Tyquan Thornton are here, too. Belichick will have to pick the right receivers for his 2022 squad. He is definitely watching Nixon and the talented player is a step closer to the 53-man roster.

The Patriots may make a few more moves ahead of the start of the regular season. Belichick will trim the roster to perfection, hoping to get the best winning formula.