Who do you think are the top 5 players on the Patriots? Make your choices based on importance to the team and overall skill. 1. Tom Brady- Most important player on the team. MVP 2. Wes Welker- One of the best receivers in the game today. Good YAC and can return kicks. 3. Vince Wilfork- Although he doesn't rack up a ton of sacks or tackles he is the most important player on the Defense. 4. Jerod Mayo- Has taken a huge step up from last year. Makes all the tackles and stops the run. 5. Devin McCourty- This guy is a rookie but he's become one of the most important players on the team. He's fast, physical, has good hands, has great coverage skills, and can actually tackle.