Power ranking Patriots’ offseason cornerback additions

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E.J. Biggers Patriots
Dec 26, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive back E.J. Biggers (38) reacts to breaking up a pass play to Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) during the second half at Lincoln Financial Field. The Redskins won 38-24. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports /

2. E.J. Biggers

While Jones has speed and the guaranteed money working in his favor, Biggers has something better: experience as an NFL cornerback. That’s something that none of the other players on this list can say they have.

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After Biggers’ signing became official, this writer this writer re-ordered the Pats’ cornerback depth chart and placed Biggers at No. 4. Here’s an excerpt from that piece:

"Kneejerk reaction after the signing of Biggers is that he is straddling the roster bubble and a relatively good chance at making the final roster. He isn’t the best cornerback in the world by any stretch of the imagination, but Biggers is a seasoned veteran coming off arguably his best season. Biggers was on the field for 571 snaps in 2015 for the Philadelphia Eagles, and although he didn’t corral an interception, Biggers recorded 44 tackles and seven passes defended. Offering ability as both a slot corner and a safety as well as on special teams, Biggers is a typical low-cost, low-risk offseason Belichick signing."

Flip a coin. Heads, Biggers squeaks onto the team along with Butler, Ryan, Cyrus Jones and either Darryl Roberts or Justin Coleman. Tails, Biggers gets the chop… after the three undrafted rookies get cut.

Next: 1. Cyrus Jones