I brought this idea up a while ago. Eddie Royal is just a couple of seasons removed from a fantastic rookie year where he caught 91 passes for over 900 yards and 5 TDs. He is also an excellent kick and punt returner, having returned two kicks for Touchdowns in the past 2 seasons. Eddie Royal: Career Stats Considering his overall package, can Royal be a decent #2 for the Pats? Does he have the speed and route running to play on the outside? Would a guy with a couple of years experience in the league be a better bet than a rookie WR taken in round 2? Just something to think about. McD just dealt for Quinn, perhaps he is open to more moves to change his offense. Apparently Royal was in his doghouse last year, but for what reason I haven't heard. Time for a change of scenery? I would prefer Breaston over Royal if he were available, because he has demonstrated deep speed, but after the Cards traded away Boldin, it became clear to me that they are counting on Breaston as a starter so they likely won't deal him, even for a 2nd round pick.