Patriots Sign Undrafted Free-Agent Wideout

The New England Patriots are looking for ways to improve their wideout unit. They need to add new names and getting a star receiver would be a game-changer. The Patriots have shown interest in multiple players and they are definitely making a move in the near future.

According to latest reports, the Patriots have added a rookie to their wideout group. Undrafted free-agent wideout David Wallis will join the Patriots, but he may not get a spot on the 53-man roster. The Patriots can still add him to their practice unit. Mike Reiss from ESPN was among the first to confirm the signing. Doug Kyed from The Boston Herald issued a similar story.

Wallis measures at 5’11, 183 pounds. He tried out in rookie minicamp in May. Wallis played collegiately at Division III Randolph-Macon (Ashland, Va.). The talented player had 41 receptions for 1,189 yards and 13 touchdowns in his senior season and was a First Team selection in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. He also returned nine kicks for 161 yards, averaging 18 yards per return.

Patriots need a star wideout to make an impact on the football field

Patriots watched 10 receivers perform in organized team activities. Kendrick Bourne didn’t join the group as he was dealing with an injury.

New England need a strong receiving group in order to make things easier for Drake Maye. We have no update on his current position, but he can get the starting job in his rookie campaign with the team. Jacoby Brissett will challenge him for the main job, but Maye is expected to be the Patriots signal-caller in 2014. The inexperienced rookie needs strong targets on the field and the Patriots should consider getting a star caliber player.