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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Wisconsin WR Jared Abbrederis

05.02.14 at 5:26 pm ET
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WEEI.com will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2014 NFL draft. Here is one is a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’€™s time for the Patriots to make a selection.

Jared Abbrederis (AP)

Wisconsin’s Jared Abbrederis caught 78 passes for 1,081 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013, and he added six rushes for 119 yards and two TDs. (AP)

JARED ABBREDERIS 

Position: Wide receiver

School: Wisconsin

Height: 6-foot-1

Weight: 195 pounds

Achievements: 2013, 2012 first-team All-Big Ten

What he brings: A smart, instinctual player who probably would be a better slot receiver, Abbrederis lacks ideal size and top-end speed to be a true No. 1 receiver in the NFL. His deceptive quickness and lateral speed make him dangerous in the middle of the field. Despite his physical limitations, the 23-year-old is smart and understands how to get open while also knowing various schemes and intricacies. Scouts like Abbrederis’€™s smooth hands.

Where the Patriots could get him: Rounds 3-4

Notes: Abbrederis had 78 catches for 1,081 yards and seven touchdowns during his senior season at Wisconsin, where he began his career as a walk-on. He added six rushes for 119 yards and two touchdowns. … At the NFL combine Abbrederis ran a 4.50 40-yard dash, benched 225 pounds four times and completed the 3-cone drill in 6.90 seconds.

Related articles:

Bleacher Report: Hardworking Jared Abbrederis excited to have the opportunity to chase his dreams

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Journey of faith goes on for UW’s Abbrederis

Video: Here are Abbrederis’€™s highlights against Illinois in 2013.

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