The Patriots finished the season ranked with a stifling defensive unit, recorded the second-most total takeaways in the league, and scored more defensive touchdowns than any other defense. New England’s offense is one of the most easily contained units in the National Football League. Mac Jones was a mess in his sophomore year. He sought outside counsel while throwing to one of the most ineffectual wide receiver corps in the league.
It would stand to reason that New England would try to spark their dormant offense. Bill Belichick is still as stubborn as ever. In the first three rounds, New England drafted a trio of defenders. In the first round, the Pats nabbed cornerback Christian Gonzalez, edge rusher Keion White in the second round, and safety Marte Mapu in the third round. In the fourth round, they took another offensive lineman, Troy center Jake Andrews, and then drafted Maryland kicker Chad Ryland.
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