January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and offensive lineman Dan Connolly (63) against the Denver Broncos in the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots Team Needs and Offseason Headquarters Page

Despite a variety of major injuries and a lack of playmaking at the receiver position, the Patriots found themselves once again just one win away from a Super Bowl appearance in 2013-14.

With an offseason filled with distraction, it turned out to be a pretty solid year for the Pats who will always be contenders with Tom Brady at the quarterback position.

Now, with Darrelle Revis on board as well as Brandon Browner (save for the first four games of the year) this Pats team figures to again be among the NFL’s best in 2014.

Player Movement

Players Lost

  • S Adrian Wilson (released)
  • LB Dane Fletcher (Buccaneers)
  • DT Isaac Sopoaga (released)
  • CB Aqib Talib (Broncos)
  • S Steve Gregory (released)
  • RB LeGarrette Blount (Steelers)

Players Added

  • CB Darrelle Revis (Buccaneers)
  • CB Brandon Browner (Seahawks)
  • TE Michael Hoomanawanui (re-signed)
  • WR Julian Edelman (re-signed)
  • WR Brandon LaFell (Panthers)
  • C Ryan Wendell (re-signed)

Patriots Team Needs

1. Tight End

As horrible as the Aaron Hernandez situation is from a real-life perspective, it also cost the Patriots big time offensively. They also can’t rely on Rob Gronkowski playing all 16 games.

2. Guard

Dan Connolly could be upgraded in this draft, and the Patriots’ interior line struggled to protect Tom Brady this past year.

3. Center

See above. Ryan Wendell was re-signed but the Patriots will look for an upgrade at center in the draft.

4. Wide Receiver

5. Defensive Tackle

6. Safety

7. Quarterback

Draft Picks

1 (29)
2 (62)
3 (93)
4 (130)
4 (140)
6 (198)
6 (206)
7 (244)

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