Patriots: 4 worst decisions of the 2020 offseason

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Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings, 2020 NFL Draft
NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 13: Wide Receiver Justin Jefferson #2 of the LSU Tigers celebrates as the time is ticking away during the College Football Playoff National Championship game against the Clemson Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 13, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. LSU defeated Clemson 42 to 25. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

2. Not drafting a wide receiver

There were only a couple of teams that didn’t draft wide receivers in 2020, and the Patriots were one of them.

This makes absolutely no sense.

Some teams drafted two or even three receivers in this incredibly deep class of players.

The Patriots had a clear weakness at wide receiver last year and they had attempted to fill that need in a variety of ways, including signing guys like Antonio Brown and Demaryius Thomas.

In such a deep wide receiver class, it makes no sense for a team like the Patriots with a clear need at receiver to pass in all seven rounds. That was a huge failure from this offseason in my estimation and something the Patriots could wind up regretting in the immediate future.

If you are going to build your team around a young quarterback, you have to give him the weapons to succeed. While the pair of tight ends they drafted will help, the Patriots are one injury at wide receiver away from the same exact problem they had a season ago.