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2012 NFL Offseason Rankings

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7. New England Patriots

Best Move: WR Brandon Lloyd (Free Agent)

Best Draft Pick: DE/OLB Chandler Jones (First Round, No. 21)

Key Loss: RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Bengals)

Overall: In typical Bill Belichick fashion, the Patriots smartly feasted on the aging veteran free-agent market. And in typical Bill Belichick fashion, the Patriots landed a few steals. Lloyd should excel in the Patriots offense and even running back Joseph Addai and offensive lineman Robert Gallery should do well working with Tom Brady. The defense, the team's Achilles heel last season, also received a nice youthful injection with New England's first six picks being on that side of the ball. First-round pick Chandler Jones has the potential to be the dominant pass rusher the Patriots have coveted. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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