4 decisions the Patriots might live to regret from 2024 NFL Draft

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3. Passing on a running back in a stacked class

Although adding another running back to the team might not be near the top of priorities, it is a position the Patriots probably should have addressed with this year's deep class.

Rhamondre Stevenson will be playing on the final year of his rookie contract in 2024, meaning he will hit free agency for the first time in his career next year. Antonio Gibson will still be under contract since he signed a three-year deal earlier this offseason, but he's not expected to be the starter this fall; Stevenson is.

If the decision is made to move on from the Oklahoma alum, it would've better served them to have selected his replacement this year. That would allow him to learn for a year before being thrown into the offensive game plan rather than drafting him next year and making him a starter right away.

They may intend to bring Stevenson back for more years, which is what he has claimed he wants. In that case, holding off on adding another running back isn't such a bad idea.

But if that's still not decided, it could be a big mistake at this point next year.