Is the Patriots’ Julian Edelman the Next Wes Welker?

Posted: 22nd November 2009 by Ryan Pickard in NFL
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Julian Edelman is quickly becoming one of Tom Brady's go-to guys. Watching Edelman reminds me a lot of Wes Welker. They are both smaller than the average NFL player but make up for it with their quickness and ability to cut back quickly. When the Pats traded for Welker back in 2007, not many thought much of it, since Welker had only had one really good year for the Dolphins in 2006. As soon as Welker stepped onto the field for the Pats, though, he had an immediate impact, finishing tied for the most receptions in 2007. The very next year even with a quarterback who hadn't played since high school Welker again was right up at the league lead for receptions with 111. Now the Patriots have their next Wes Welker. Edelman was another player who wasn't thought much of. The Patriots drafted him i ...

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