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Belichick wonders who can cover all the big receivers in this draft

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ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 4: Head Coach Bill Belichick of the Super Bowl LIII Champion New England Patriots is interviewed at a press conference on February 4, 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick was struck by the size of some of the receivers in this year’s draft, and that got him thinking about league-wide trends.

Belichick said the big receivers in this draft may portend a trend toward bigger defensive backs, as there are obvious matchup issues in trying to cover a 6-foot-4 wide receiver with a 5-foot-10 cornerback.

“This is another year where there’s a lot of big receivers – 6-4, 225, 230, whatever they are – I mean, somebody’s going to have to cover those guys one of these days,” Belichick said.

Don’t be surprised if Belichick takes a big defensive back in this year’s draft. He sees that’s where the league is going.