4 must-watch Patriots position battles this offseason

New England Patriots Roster Update: Key Position Battles for the 2024-25 season
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Who mans the trenches on the defensive side of the ball?

The Patriots' defensive line, featuring standouts like Christian Barmore, Matt Judon, Davon Godchaux, Josh Uche, and Deatrich Wise Jr., might just be the team's most formidable lineup. Anchored by these talents, the unit is poised to wreak havoc in the backfield every Sunday.

However, it is an interesting group. It appears that Barmore and Godchaux will occupy the DT positions, but questions about depth linger. Who will step up in camp as a viable substitute during their breaks? Could Daniel Ekuale be the solution?

Judon and Uche are expected to anchor the edge rushing this season. With Judon returning from a season-ending injury, approaching his 32nd birthday, and Uche disappointing fans last year, the stage is set for Keion White and Anfernee Jennings.

They’re ready to prove they can pressure quarterbacks just as effectively. Will either challenge for more playtime?

While it might appear that this unit has everything sorted, last season's performance suggests otherwise. Names are impressive, but production matters more.

Will White or Jennings make a name for themselves this offseason and challenge the established starters? This storyline will be intriguing to follow as the offseason unfolds.

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