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

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4. Not trading for a clear WR1 the offense still needs

Focusing on improving the offense was expected for this year's draft, which Mayo and Wolf did with seven of their eight total picks. They even double-dipped at two of the weakest positions, quarterback and wide receiver, instantly making both much better than what they were last season.

But even with the two receivers they drafted, Javon Baker and Ja'Lynn Polk, the roster is still missing a clear-cut WR1. There had been rumblings of the Patriots making a trade at some point during the draft, with Brandon Aiyuk and Tee Higgins at the top of the list.

No trade happened, and the latest gossip suggests neither player will end up with the Patriots any time soon, so that puts them in a better, perhaps only slightly, situation than the 2023 season.

It's known that Wolf lives by drafting and developing talent for the team rather than making big-time trades. However, because they didn't manage to snag one of the top three receiver prospects of the class, like Marvin Harrison Jr., Malik Nabers, or Rome Odunze, trading for a proven veteran would've been the way to go.

Hopefully, the team's current roster will work out better than many are already projecting. But there is still time to make a trade if they want to really elevate the offense and make Jacoby Brissett and Drake Maye's jobs a bit easier.

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