To say it has been a busy offseason for the New England Patriots would be a gross understatement. As evidenced by the sheer number of trades and free agent signings, the Patriots are stocking arms and ammunition for the 2016 season. But the work doesn’t stop with free agency; the 2016 NFL Draft will be instrumental in positioning the Patriots for a Super Bowl run.
True, the Patriots do not own a first round pick. But that’s perfectly fine, and here’s why: there is not a gaping hole at any starting spot on the depth chart. The Patriots certainly wouldn’t mind getting their first round pick back, but unlike most teams, they have a proven starter at just about every position.
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That being said, there is always room for improvement, and that’s where the talent evaluation genius of Bill Belichick shines through the most. Look for the Patriots to bolster depth across various positions in the 2016 NFL Draft, further increasing the overall stock of the team.
With that in mind, here are five positions that the Patriots almost certainly will address in the 2016 NFL Draft:
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