Even with the departure of future Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss, the New England Patriots' leading receiver is Wes Welker, who has caught 26 passes for 217 yards and scored three touchdowns.
No. 2 on that list is rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez, a fourth-round pick out of the University of Florida who has recorded 18 receptions for 240 yards.
Hernandez has caught the attention of Ravens defensive coordinator Greg Mattison.
"He's a killer-type football player," Mattison said Thursday. "It's the same mold where you have a guy that probably has some wide receiver pass-catching and route-running skills, but he has the size of a tight end. He's a tremendous athlete. He's very gifted once he catches the ball, and he's very gifted getting open. And he's been a big plus for them."
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