If the Pats want him, no earlier or later than round two. He's been one of this board's most oft mentioned, and is also my #1 ranked receiver for the Pats -- primarily because of his work ethic and proven production. What follows are quotes from two sources exemplifying his inner drive to succeed. But first, a quick flashback to the round two receivers the Pats have drafted: Several posters are leery to select another WR in round two because of the failures in Chad Jackson and Bethel Johnson -- like the round is cursed for that position. Well, Deion Branch was also selected there, and resembled a seasoned vet his rookie year. Obviously Branch had something the aforementioned two were lacking. Branch was very productive at Louisville w/ back-to-back seasons of 71 and 72 receptions. He also came from an offense that prepared him well for the pros. That aside, he exhibited a strong enough work ethic to succeed in practices as well as games. Without actually knowing, it appeared that both Jackson and Johnson (although athletically gifted), lacked the intangibles of Branch. The time has arrived to re-visit the WR position, not only for the apparent immediate need -- but for the future as well. The Pats could draft one in round 2, or later on -- or both. Gilyard had 204 receptions in his college career, far exceeding the career totals of each of the three second round picks. He followed that production by impressing at Senior Bowl week. His Pro Day was also impressive as he improved his 40 Combine time with a 4.47, removing most doubts about him being fast enough to play the position. Mardy found a permanent home on my Pats prospects list when I read about him wanting to improve his skills during Senior Bowl week. Here's the source and quote: ProFootballWeekly.com - Gilyard working overtime at Senior Bowl --- Two days ago, I read this quote from Gilyard's receiver's coach at Cincinnati: Big C's NFL Blitz --- Please read the rest of the coach's quotes (and please post more quotes ), then perhaps many will agree, that Gilyard's intangibles will make him successful in the Pats offense...and a legitimate reason to re-visit the WR position in round two.