We all remember last season. 3rd down defense. Rush 3, cause we have no pass rush. Drop 8 into a soft zone. The opposing teams qbs sits in the pocket all day waiting for a WR or TE to find the soft spot in the zone and bamn, 10 yard gain and a 1st down. The Pats defense was last in the NFL on 3rd down defenses, and by a wide margin. 47 percent of the time teams converted 3rd downs on the Pats. I think this was the Pats biggest need this off season. Finding a pass rush, get pressure on the qb. Get the defense off the field and get the ball back in Bradys hands. They did nothing to help that in day 1 of the draft. Passed up on some talented players who many feel would help out. Hopefully we find some gems in day 2.