The New England Patriots are stacked at wide receiver, but they are expected to take another one from the 2018 NFL Draft. According to Doug Kyed of, the Patriots will host Texas A&M wide receiver Christian Kirk, who is projected as a first or second-round prospect in April’s draft. Kirk made the announcement during his pro day on Tuesday. The Patriots own the 31st, 43rd and 63rd overall picks in the first and second round of the draft. In his junior and final year with the Aggies, Kirk caught 71 passes for 919 yards with 10 touchdowns in 2017, while he had a total of 234 passes for 2,856 yards with 26 touchdowns in his three-year stay at Texas A&M.

He also played with the Aggies’ special teams, returning 48 kicks for 1,048 yards with one touchdown, and 37 punts for 814 yards with six scores. With his special teams ability, the Patriots could also use Kirk as a punt or kick returner at some point.

Patriots currently deep at wideout

Currently, the Patriots’ depth chart at wide receiver includes veterans Julian Edelman, Brandin Cooks, Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell and newly acquired Cordarrelle Patterson. The Patriots acquired Patterson and a sixth-round pick from the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a fifth-round pick. New England also has Phillip Dorsett, Kenny Britt, Matthew Slater, Riley McCarron and Cody Hollister under contract. Head coach Bill Belichick could create more competition during training camp to trim down the roster.

The Patriots lost veteran wideout Danny Amendola to free agency as he signed a two-year deal worth $12 million (with $8.25 million in guaranteed money) with the Miami Dolphins.

Practice squad player another option at wideout

With Amendola gone, the Patriots could replace him with McCarron, who’s currently with their practice squad.

According to Kyed, McCarron is faster than Amendola and Hogan and more athletic than Edelman. The 24-year-old McCarron spent most of the 2017 season with the Patriots' practice squad. He began training camp with the Houston Texans before he was released on September 18 -- the Patriots signed him four days later. After their Super Bowl LII loss, the Patriots re-signed McCarron, who will join their offseason workout program and training camp. An undrafted player, McCarron caught 42 passes for 517 yards and four touchdowns, and returned seven punts for 148 yards and a score during his senior year at Iowa.