All of the focus was on the healthy return of veteran pass-catchers Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola but the rookie from Marshall wound up being Tom Brady's favorite target against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Patriots hit it big with two former Marshall receivers in Randy Moss and Troy Brown. Does second-round pick Aaron Dobson have the combination of size, speed to give Tom Brady the vertical option this offense is missing?
With 28 teams in attendance at the Horned Frogs pro day on Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas, wide receiver Josh Boyce was forced to watch from the sidelines, but pass rusher Stansly Maponga was able to work out.
The 6-foot-5, 271-pound "Ziggy" Ansah was faster than many of the receivers tested at the combine this year -- and he accomplished this without having ever run the 40-yard dash before. While giddy about Ansah's upside, the workout also raises an important question for scouts.