2010 NFL Draft: New England Patriots Put Onus of Offseason on Draft

April 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New England Patriots have been remarkably quiet in an offseason that has featured numerous blockbuster trades and free agent signings.
It has been somewhat maddening, as a Patriots fan, hearing about the latest personnel moves throughout the NFL, and especially in the AFC East.
Take receiver, a position the Pats currently have a need in, for example.
The Jets have picked up former Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes for (virtually) nothing in a fire sale spurred by the Steelers' character jitters. They now have a weapon opposite Braylon Edwards, and have substantially improved their passing game.
The Dolphins traded two second-round picks for troubled receiver Brandon Marshall, which also looks like a bargain. The draft is inherently uncertain, and two second-rounders is a small price to pay for young, proven talent.
The Ravens, earlier this offseason, acquired Anquan Boldin for third- and fourth-round draft picks. Once again, character issues seem to have playe...

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