5 Offseason Additions With Most to Offer for New England Patriots in 2014

5 Offseason Additions With Most to Offer for New England Patriots in 2014

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The New England Patriots were uncharacteristically active during the offseason. They filled in some major holes in the secondary, and also beefed-up the offense in several areas. Of these acquisitions, here are the five new players that have the most to offer for the Patriots this season.

5. Brandon LaFell

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5. Brandon LaFell

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LaFell brings playmaking ability to a New England passing game that lacked explosion last season. He has the potential to be the outside threat that Tom Brady has missed since the Randy Moss era. If nothing else, LaFell should be able to stretch the field better than Danny Amendola or Aaron Dobson.

4. Dominique Easley

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4. Dominique Easley

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The multiple ACL injuries are concerning, but Bill Belichick took Easley in the first round with good reason -- Easley has huge upside. He will most likely be playing second fiddle to Chandler Jones, which should translate into lots of sack chances for Easley because of the attention Jones draws from offensive lines.

3. Brandon Browner

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3. Brandon Browner

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Browner is a monster of a cornerback at 6-foot-4, 221 pounds. The size factor was a main motivator when the Pats signed Browner, as they will be facing the toughest receivers in the league this season -- A.J. Green, Demaryius Thomas, Calvin Johnson, and the duo of Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.

2. Bryan Stork

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2. Bryan Stork

Bryan Stork New England Patriots
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Stork could very be the best pick in the Patriots’ 2014 draft class. He was one of the elite centers in the nation last year, and also captained Florida State to a national championship. The position was a weak spot in the Patriots’ offense last season -- Ryan Wendell was one of the worst pass-blocking centers in the league.

1. Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis New England Patriots
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1. Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis New England Patriots
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Anytime you have a player who is in the top three at his position, it’s a good thing. Say what you want about his underwhelming 2013 season, but there’s no debating the fact that Revis brings a star power that hasn’t been present in the Patriots’ secondary since Ty Law. Without question, Revis has the most to offer for the Patriots in 2014.


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