3 moves we wish the New England Patriots would have made this offseason

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The New England Patriots had a strong offseason, but they did leave a few moves on their plate that we would have liked to see them make. I think there is a better than 50% chance that the Patriots don't make the playoffs this offseason, but the team did fix their most urgent needs this offseason.

They brought in a legitimate offensive coordinator, added a potential CB1, and brought in more pass catchers. There really doesn't seem to be a ton more that they could have done, right? Well, I think both things can be true here.

There are a few moves we would have liked to have seen them make this offseason, and we'll detail them there, but overall, though, there isn't a lot to dislike about their 2023 offseason.

3 moves we wish the New England Patriots would have made this offseason
We wish the Patriots would have drafted a receiver higher

I think we may end up being surprised by 2023 late round draft pick Kayshon Boutte, and JuJu Smith-Schuster was a nice signing, but I think adding a receiver higher in the 2023 NFL Draft would have been a smart move.

After the 2023 season, the WR cupboard looks pretty bare. Kendrick Bourne and DeVante Parker aren't going to be here next year in all likelihood, and there is obviously the uncertainty with guys like Tyquan Thornton, Kayshon Boutte, and Demario Douglas.

Having another receiver in the room that was taken higher in the 2023 NFL Draft would have given the Patriots another opportunity to find some legitimate talent at this position.

We wish the Patriots would have done more at tackle

I think this is a move that many of us can agree with. Why did the team only sign Calvin Anderson and Riley Reiff? Why did they take three interior offensive linemen and no tackle? I think the Pats should have done more here.

The team could have signed Mike McGlinchey, Kaleb McGary, or Jawaan Taylor, but I guess they didn't want to spend that much. There weren't a ton of left tackles worth mentioning on the free agent market, but still, New England had a ton of chances to bring in a tackle in the 2023 NFL Draft but chose not to do so.

I hope the tackle situation again doesn't bite them in the rear end. Reiff was a nice signing; I think he can about average, and I think bringing in Reiff and a young tackle draft pick would have looked much better.

We wish the Patriots would have pursued a QB in the 2023 NFL Draft

This one might bring some intense disagreement, but I do not care. I am not a believer in Mac Jones at this point. I do not think he's going to be the franchise QB of the New England Patriots. As I've said before, I think his ceiling is Kirk Cousins, and I don't think anyone is winning a Super Bowl with that.

The Patriots should have recognized that Jones wasn't the answer and should have somehow pursued a QB of their liking in the 2023 NFL Draft. The Pats did have a chance to draft guys like Will Levis and Hendon Hooker, but obviously passed on both players.

With the AFC seemingly getting better each year, the biggest disadvantage the Patriots currently have is their QB situation. Hopefully there is enough around Mac Jones to where his weaknesses or low ceiling can be covered up, but I'm not optimistic.