Don't sleep on WR Isaiah Zuber when it comes to making Patriots roster


Yes it's just t-shirts and shorts, but in the few OTA sessions the media has been able to see, wide receiver Isaiah Zuber has stood out as a player who could make an impact this coming season.

Zuber was with the organization last year as an undrafted rookie and appeared in two games, but with this being his first full offseason with the team, he seems to have made a big jump.

"Being in the offense for a whole year, I'm more comfortable now, I feel more like myself out there," Zuber said Thursday following an OTA session. "I'm not doing too much thinking. I'm just going out there and playing being able to play fast."

The current wide receivers group features newcomers Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne along with N'Keal Harry, Jakobi Meyers, Gunner Olszewski, Tre Nixon, Kristian Wilkerson and a few others. No one player has stood out more than any other, which truly makes it a real competition. The players who perform the best this summer will make the team.

Zuber seems to realize this as even though the team will be off for a month after minicamp next week, he'll still be working.

"More studying, make sure I get everything down too, all the little stuff," Zuber said. "Most of the time you probably don't know your route but you have to know if it's this coverage you're doing this, if it's this coverage then you're doing this. That's more of the stuff I'm worried about right now."

The 6-foot receiver has some speed and certainly has made improvements with his route running.