K The Pats have a fine young placekicker. They're set there. LS I guess they're set at longsnapper. CB Bodden/Butler/Springs/Wilhite/Wheatley should be better than the same guys were last year. Sure, the worst of those could be usefully replaced. But if they stand pat, it's OK. S Meriweather/Sanders/McGowan/Chung in some order. Ditto. And Arrington is sort of in the DB mix as well, albeit really as a STer. OT Light/Kaczur/Vollmer/whoever is good enough QB If we grant that Hoyer is a sufficient backup, and one or the other QB-turned-WR will also be around, we seem fine at QB One can have useful competition at almost any position, especially ones like CB where one keeps a lot of guys. But if no significant further investment (other than re-signing Brady and so on) goes into those positions this offseason, calamity will not necessarily ensue Close calls NT For once, we're deeper on the DL at NT than we are at DE. Interior OL The Pats have three starters, two aging, and some reserves. Whether more is needed depends on how the reserves are maturing, which is not something that's easy to judge from the outside. RB They're all aging, injury-prone, and/or inconsistent, but there's a lot of talent and smarts in that group. KR/PR The Pats have a lot of position players who have done well at returning in the past. But a stellar dedicated returner would be nice. No way they make this list P, LB, DE, WR, TE All those position groups clearly need new talent.