New England Patriots roster: 30 roster locks
30. David Andrews
While Bryan Stork was on the PUP list for the first six games of 2015, Andrews stepped up and played like an accomplished veteran at center. He also can kick out to either guard spot. Being able to play all three of the interior positions and a year in the pros under his belt puts Andrews in the roster lock category
29. Brandon King
Since replacing Bradley Fletcher on the active roster midway through 2015, King has been impressive as a special teamer, primarily in punt coverage, which is what drew this writer to a Matthew Slater comparison.
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28. Malcom Brown
The Patriots have found their interior defensive lineman of the future in Brown, who is beefy enough to plug running lanes yet nimble enough to generate pressure up the middle. Expect Brown to be the Patriots’ No. 1 defensive tackle entering the season.
27. Jamie Collins
Quite possibly the most talented defensive player in the NFL not named J.J. Watt, Collins gives offensive coordinators fits. He should contend for Defensive Player of the Year in his fourth NFL season.
26. Tom Brady
The Patriots ought to find a way to squeeze this veteran of 16 NFL seasons onto the roster.
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