1. Cyrus Jones
Look, the Patriots wouldn’t have taken Jones at No. 60 just to cut him in training camp. Jones was drafted to be the No. 3 corner. He will have every opportunity to grab the slot corner role, a realm the Patriots’ defense struggled to fill on a consistent basis last season. Rashaan Melvin, Leonard Johnson and Justin Coleman were a downgrade from Kyle Arrington.
That being said, Coleman was a pleasant surprise as a rookie, deflecting a pass in both playoff games. Jones may be the most likely newcoming cornerback to make the final roster, but he will have to prove himself in training camp competition against Coleman.
Of course, Jones also offers excellent punt return promise. Don’t forget, the Alabama product took four punt returns back for scores last season, including two in one game. If Jones could become the Patriots’ top punt returner, that would limit added injury risk for offensive cornerstones Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola.
Expectations will be high for Jones in 2016, that much is for sure.
What do you think? Does Biggers have an advantage over all three of the undrafted rookies?