The New England Patriots will have a really talented roster in the upcoming season. Head coach Bill Belichick made some unpredictable moves in the 2022 NFL Draft. His choices were really unusual, but hey, it’s Bill Belichick. He can turn mud into gold. It seems like the Patriots head coach made some smart choices. According to several reports, Patriots players are impressing coaches this offseason.
Some players entered the offseason with a big challenge. They had to prove their worth and yes, some of them are doing better job than others.
Jeff Howe from The Athletic mentioned ten Patriots players who have shown great potential in OTAs. Believe it or not, Cole Strange is one of them. Belichick used his first-round pick to get Strange. He needed cornerbacks and receivers, but he picked an offensive lineman. Strange caught Belichick’s attention for a reason. The Patriots had to act fast. Belichick knew that Strange won’t be available for his next pick.
Patriots players impressing coaches for a reason
Howe made some great comments about Strange and his list of great players also includes Malcolm Butler. The veteran is back with the team and he joined the Patriots to get his ring. DeVante Parker found his spot on this list, too. The Patriots traded for him and it looks like Belichick did a really good deal. Parker found a way to build great connection with Mac Jones. The team will definitely benefit from this bond.
“Rookie left guard Cole Strange is already impressing the team, and he continues to draw comparisons to former Pats left guard Joe Thuney.
“Some more players who have impressed those around Gillette this spring: running backs Rhamondre Stevenson and Damien Harris, wide receivers DeVante Parker, Bourne, Jakobi Meyers, Nelson Agholor and Ty Montgomery, linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley and the top wave of defensive backs, notably Malcolm Butler.”
Belichick surprised the NFL world with his choices, but we have a lot of good reasons to trust his experience. Let’s see how this squad works. It’s a long offseason and the team will probably make a few more touchups.