FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots have opened the season against some top-tier defenses.
Now, as the rookie wide receivers finally appear to be rounding into shape, they’ll take on a weaker unit in Atlanta. Asante Samuel is still dangerous on one side of the field, but rookie Desmond Trufant has had his struggles on the outside, while Robert McClain has had up and down moments in the slot.
Going up against a fellow rookie will be a nice matchup for either Kenbrell Thompkins or Aaron Dobson. Trufant may have been a higher pick than either of the rookie receivers, but he’s still just as inexperienced.
To hear more about the Patriots’ game against the Falcons, watch NESN.com Patriots writer Doug Kyed break down the matchup with MassLive.com’s Nick Underhill in the video above.