Patriots 2022 Prediction/Overview

First write up of the year and I know its early but id like to give you my views on how the offseason has gone so far for my New England Patriots!!

After a bitter taste to the end of the season last year I guess we was always going to predict that we wasn’t going to reach the Superbowl, but we did have a surprising season with Mac Jones, showing that he has what it takes to become one of the best.

In the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft the Patriots traded back in a deal with the Chiefs to move from No. 22 to No. 29. Then, with that pick, they drafted Chattanooga guard Cole Strange, a player many predicted to go in the third round.
Im going to go into detail on the first 3 players we picked up in the 2022 draft.

1st Round, 29th Overall: Cole Strange, G/C, UT-Chattanooga

The overview: Strange was a sixth-year senior with five years of starting experience due to COVID eligibility. He emerged from relative obscurity to make his way onto the radar of the Senior Bowl.
He’s not a physically imposing player, but his mentality and technique as a blocker helped him earn all-conference honors five times.
The strengths: Strange is very smart with his angles, plays with a wide base, and trusts his lower half.
The more I watch tape on him the more I can see him fitting in just right, a real Belichick player to mold into that Oline.

2nd Round, 50th Overall: Tyquan Thornton, WR, Baylor

Thornton brings two important qualities to the Patriots’ receiver room: speed and separation ability. He entered the draft with concerns about his wiry frame (6-foot-2, 181 pounds) and limited route-running. But as an outside receiver, he immediately becomes the fastest on the team, and the one with by far the most upside.

3rd Round, 85th Overall: Marcus Jones, CB, Houston

The winner of the 2021 Paul Hornung award as the nation’s most versatile player, Jones excelled as both a cornerback and returner for the Cougars. He returned two touchdowns each on kicks and punts, and also logged five interceptions, 13 pass breakups, and a forced fumble on defense.
At 5-foot-8, Jones projects as a slot cornerback at the NFL level. On the Patriots, he should immediately be a top candidate to return kicks and punts. He also has the potential to be a long-term replacement for starting slot cornerback Jonathan Jones, whose 2021 season was cut short due to a shoulder injury and who is entering the final year of his contract.

The Patriots will definitely give the Bills a serious run for their money at the AFC East division crown. However, with Buffalo being a legitimate Super Bowl contender in 2022 and the Dolphins expected to be better, it could be much tougher to win games this season. While the team may lose one more game this season than they did last year, they should still do well enough to finish in second place in the new season.
Im going for a 10-7 Season as I still think we are going to make some more rosters moves before week 1.

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