1. Jonathan Jones
Jones is rocketing up the depth chart after showing well through the first few weeks of Patriots training camp, and all eyes will be on the undersized but speedy Auburn product in this game. With a strong performance tomorrow night, Jones will increase his chances of beating-out Darryl Roberts and E.J. Biggers for the No. 5 cornerback spot behind Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan, Justin Coleman and Cyrus Jones.
Jones may be small, but he is quite possibly the best athlete on the Patriots’ roster right now. He was a national champion in 110-meter hurdles in high school, and his blazing speed has been on full display during the dog days of summer. He’s not fitted to play on the outside, but it never hurts to have depth at slot corner, one of the most crucial roles in teh Patriots’ defense.