The New England Patriots are tied for most Super Bowl victories by an NFL team.
More impressive is that they’ve collected those trophies over the last two decades.
It’s a model of consistency that few teams have challenged or replicated.
But even though they have been a constant contender for so long, there’s one aspect wherein they couldn’t find success: drafting quality pass catchers.
Whether wide receivers or tight ends, the players they picked did not pan out for them.
They took N’Keal Harry with the final pick in round one of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Unfortunately, he is not with the team anymore after he got traded to the Chicago Bears for a 2024 seventh-rounder.
Likewise, two more pass-catchers are not with the team anymore after getting released.
Patriots are releasing both of their 2020 3rd Round TE selections:
Pick 91: Devin Asiasi
Career totals: 2 Rec, 39 Rec Yds, 1 TD
Pick 101: Dalton Keene
Career totals: 3 Rec, 16 Rec Yds pic.twitter.com/QVs3ZYFXd7
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Both were selected in the third round of the 2020 draft, and they combine for career totals of five receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown.
Patriots’ Failures At Drafting Wide Receivers
They each have a Super Bowl MVP award and combine for five championships.
But beyond them, it has been an utter disappointment for head coach Bill Belichick.
New England also drafted Devin Lucien, Braxton Berrios, and Tre Nixon.
The Patriots signed Meyers as an undrafted free agent in 2019.