While we are huge fans of Malcolm Butler the small school phenom who made the most outstanding play in the Super Bowl, he will now have a ton of weight on his shoulders. The Patriots have lost their top 4 starting cornerbacks since the season ended.
The Patriots let Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner walk in free agency, and now the team has cut both Alonzo Dennard and Kyle Arrington. The Patriots currently have Logan Ryan, Malcolm Butler, Robert McClain, Dax Swanson, Jimmy Jean, Justin Green, Bradley Fletcher, Darryl Roberts, Eric Patterson, and Brandon King.
That is a big list of unknown players, which would make me worry if I was a Patriots fan, especially with the players that have came to the AFC East this year for opposing offenses.
Jets receiving core is nice with Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, Devin Smith and TE Jace Amaro.
Bills receiving core has Percy Harvin, Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, LeSean McCoy, TE Charles Clay and TE Nick O’Leary.
Dolphins have one of the best young receiving cores in the NFL with Jarvis Landry, Greg Jennings, Kenny Stills, DeVante Parker, and TE Jordan Cameron.
I feel the Patriots need all the help they can get in the secondary, maybe I am wrong, but all these teams better stack up on cornerbacks with the recent investment on wide outs.