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Who Will Lead the New England Patriots in 2017 Receptions?

For the Patriots, it was an active offseason with huge additions, specifically Brandin Cooks. He gives a component to the team’s offense that has been missing in previous seasons. Brandin Cooks is also known to be a dynamic playmaker. However, despite this NFL latest news about Brandin Cooks, there is still a lot of questions as to who will lead the team in receptions. Here are the opinions of some writers from PFW.

Brandin Cooks

According to Andy Hart, a writer at PFW, he is all in on the new gaining of the Patriots. Brandin Cooks is very explosive in the camp and has the capability of making offensive plays.

It also appears that Tom Brady already knows about the ability of Cooks and it feels like he would be giving the ball to cook pretty often this year. That is a significant factor when trying to know who would lead the team in catches. That is because Brady requires being at ease whenever he passes the ball. The sky is the limit once he does.

Julian Edelman

On the other hand, Paul Perillo thinks that Julian Edelman will be the one leading the team. He believes that Cooks would be great this season. However, he thinks that Cooks will be like Chris Hogan in the previous years that will not make a lot of catches. Last season, Hogan had a lot of huge plays that are very significant for the offence. However, he only had 38 receptions in the end. Perillo thinks that Cooks would double that at least. But, he thinks that Cooks will not achieve the triple numbers where Edelman has generally.

Edelman will still be the man that Brady would rely when he requires those fast throws.