OFFENSE: QB - Brady, Ryan Mallett- The Pats have to make a decision on Hoyer. Do they let him walk via free agency or do they re-sign him to a year or a multi-year contract? A multi-year contract is in their best interest. Then they could boost his trade value. Hoyer, though, is one of the better young QBs available in free agency. Itâ€™s believed that the Pats will put a 2nd round tender on him. Whether they match an offer or let Hoyer walk remains to be seen. RB â€“ Steven Ridley, Shane Vereen, Danny Woodhead â€“ BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Kevin Faulk are unrestricted Free Agents. It was disappointing to bench Faulk for the SB and then not use Steven Ridley. Hopefully Vereen can get healthy and be a factor next year. It will be interesting to see if the Patriots let BJGE walk or if they give him a lucrative contract. If BJGE walks, then a Robert Turbin late in the draft might be a good addition. FB â€“ Lousaka Polite, Eric Kettani â€“ Polite was someone I had hoped that the Pats would bring in sooner than they did. Unfortunately, Polite missed a block on Chris Canty and Canty stopped BJGE for a 1 yard loss in the SB and it killed much of the momentum the Pats had in the 4th quarter to that point. Eric Kettani had been released by the Patriots because the Navy revoked his orders and deployed him. Now, Kettani has been re-signed and is waiting to see what the Navy does. O-Line â€“Matt Light, Logan Mankins, Brian Waters, Nick McDonald, Sebastian Vollmer, Nate Solder, Donald Thomas, Marcus Cannon, Matt Kopa, Kyle Hix, Ryan Wendellâ€“ There is a lot of uncertainty on the O-line because of rumblings that Light and Waters could retire. That would severely cut into the depth the Patriots have built up at that position. Koppen ended the year on the IR and is now a UFA. Connolly got stronger as they year progressed, but heâ€™s not a long term solution at center or at guard. He is also a UFA and could be moving. If Light and Waters do retire, then Solder will step into the LT position. It was thought that Cannon would step in at RG, but rumors have it that the Pats liked him well enough at RT that they will keep him there going forward. That raises a predicament as to what the Pats would do. There are several better than average UFA available and a few good guards available in the draft. TE â€“ Aaron Hernandez, Rob Gronkowskiâ€“ Gronkowski and Hernandez broke out this year. They put up record numbers as a duo, with Gronkowski being the better receiver of the two. However, Gronkowskiâ€™s ankle injury revealed two problems with the Pats. A lack of depth at TE and at WR. There are actually very few Tes available in free agency this year. Jeremichael Finley signed a 2 year deal with the Packers and the cupboards are thin otherwise. A couple of guys the Pats could look at are Jacob Tamme and Donte Rosario. Tamme really stepped up the last 2 years with Dallas Clark injured and Rosario has some decent talent all-around. Other options could include Ladarius Green and Emil Igwenagu during the draft. WR- Chad OchoCinco, Julian Edelman, Shun White, Tiquan, Britt Davis â€“ Priority number one is to get Wes Welker re-signed. Period. I donâ€™t expect Chad Johnson to make the starting roster out of training camp. I also donâ€™t expect the Pats to bring back Deion Branch with the way his production tailed off at the end of the season. There is also talk that Edelmanâ€™s future is as a slot corner, but that is just rumor for now. Regardless, the Pats usually go into camp with 10-12 WRs. I donâ€™t expect this year to be any different, so they will be signing a FA or two, drafting one or two and adding a few UDFAs.