3 Patriots players we want to see more of in week two

Philadelphia Eagles v New England Patriots
Philadelphia Eagles v New England Patriots / Maddie Meyer/GettyImages
4 of 4

Christian Gonzalez

Unlike his teammates on this list, we want to see more of Christian Gonzalez because he had quite an impressive NFL debut last week.

There was a lot of hype surrounding the rookie cornerback since he fell into the Patriots' lap in the first round of the draft back in April since he was the presumed best at the position in the class. That excitement only grew during offseason practices as Gonzalez continued to be one of the standouts on the field each and every day.

All of that culminated in one of the best rookie debuts that most have seen in a long time last Sunday. Gonzalez was one of the consistent disruptors to the Eagles' offense and stood out amongst his veteran peers all game long.

At the end of the game, he recorded the second most total tackles with seven, five of which were solo, and also added a tackle for a loss, a pass breakup, a quarterback hit, and a sack; the last two were just the cherry on top for the rookie's performance.

Gonzalez allowed seven receptions on 11 targets for 84 yards while covering A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith, with most of his success occurring when he covered Smith. Given the task, it was an impressive outing, and his teammates couldn't help but gush about the rookie during their post-game press conferences despite going home with a loss.

Coming into week two, Gonzalez will likely continue to dominate much of the focus when the defense is on the field, mainly to see how he fares against two of the best receivers in the league, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. If he can maintain what he did last week or improve, it'll further solidify that Belichick struck gold again in the draft and found the cornerback of the future for the team.