Skinny: There is a little bit of everything for everyone in this group, from smaller players who can come out of the backfield and be effective catching the ball, to between-the-tackles pounders, to those who have shown proficiency at both. Even though from a size perspective the Pats lost something with the departure of LeGarrette Blount to the Eagles in free agency, speed and shiftiness-wise, they’re still fine.
Skinny: This is a deep and talented group. With Cooks arriving via a trade with the Saints, the Pats now have one of the league’s best deep threats. That’s a great pairing with someone like Edelman, who does damage in the short and intermediate game. Mitchell had a breakout rookie campaign, but expect him to be an even bigger factor in his second year so long as there are enough balls to go around. Gronkowski looks healthy coming off back surgery and should again be a force.
The method has worked well for his entire 17-year tenure with the Patriots, but that doesn’t mean Bill Belichick can’t switch it up every now and then. Usually, the Pats coach likes to let the rest of the league go hard after established veterans through trades and free agency while he takes a different tack. But this offseason was a departure. It was not a draft of high yield for the Pats, who ended up selecting just four players.
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