2015 Depth Charts: New England Patriots
• LeGarrette Blount continues to deliver a lot despite not playing many snaps. We’d like to see him get the opportunity for more playing time, because we suspect that just saying he is good is harsh, but until we see him in a bigger role that would just be a guess.
• Up there with J.J. Watt in the players we didn’t have to think about was Rob Gronkowski. Such a fantastic talent at tight end, his presence is huge for the Patriots.
• Jamie Collins burst onto the scene in the playoffs last year, and carried that high level of play into 2014. The sky appears to be the limit for him, and it would come as no surprise if he’s in the Elite discussion this time next year.
• Darrelle Revis was another slam dunk Elite selection, with another fantastic season in New England. Whether or not the Patriots will keep him around remains to be seen, but he’s one of the few players who you can justify paying that much to.
Wide Receiver: With the way the Patriots offense works, they can get by with what they have here, with the top three players solid starters at worst. That doesn’t mean they shouldn’t look to upgrade the position however, as adding a gamebreaking receiver to an offense with Gronkowski would be tough to stop.
Interior Offensive Line: One of the few areas of weakness in New England, where Bryan Stork and Ryan Wendell have struggled. In the very least they should look to bring in some rookies here to push the veterans, but they can upgrade the interior without spending over the odds in free agency.
Free Safety: Can they re-sign Devin McCourty? And if not are they happy enough to give Duron Harmon a shot in the starting lineup. He’s been solid when he’s been on the field, but it’s a big ask to replace one of the best safeties in football.