The New England Patriots are what they are, to paraphrase an oft-used phrase in and around Foxborough. And they are a last-place team with an offense that couldn't come close to complementing the team's greatest strength: its very good defense.
Common wisdom states that the team should concentrate its draft resources on rebuilding a weak offense from top to bottom. Holding a mere seven picks at the moment will not be easy for whoever is running the draft in the post-Bill Belichick GM era.
That looks to be the same guys who helped Belichick run the failed past drafts.
Citing a report by NBC Sports Boston, Phil Perry noted, "It's anticipated by team sources that both Matt Groh and Eliot Wolf will remain with the Patriots and have prominent roles in personnel," Perry posted to X over the weekend.
Whatever your feelings about that, it seems to be the reality of the situation as dictated by owner Robert Kraft. Kraft is on a historical (and if it weren't the Patriots) hysterical run of bad decision-making stretching back to 2019 when he sanctioned the inexcusable jettisoning of Tom Brady.
No matter who calls the shots, the most pressing team needs must be addressed, and they all fall on offense. Four primary ones stand out as essential in the total remake required for the dismal Patriots' offense that was ranked 30th overall by Fox Sports.