The New England Patriots filled the majority of their glaring and immediate needs in free agency, granting them the freedom to simply take the best players available in the 2021 NFL Draft.
They should still probably avoid taking a running back at No. 15 overall in the first round, however. That’s the one move that understandably would drive Patriots fans up a wall on Day 1 of the draft.
The Patriots are returning Damien Harris, Sony Michel and J.J. Taylor at the position. They also re-signed pass-catcher James White and are getting Brandon Bolden back from a 2020 opt-out.