Need #1: Quarterback

With Brady an impending free agent, all the Patriots currently have at QB is 2019 4th rounder Jarrett Stidham. So they need to either to resign Brady (assuming he even wants to return) or bring in someone to compete with Stidham for the starting job.

Possible Targets

  • Resign: Tom Brady
  • Free Agency: Dak Prescott, Teddy Bridgewater, and Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota, Taysom Hill, Case Keenum
  • Draft: Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert, Jacob Eason, Jordan Love

Need #2: Tight End

Life without Gronk wasn't pretty, the Patriots need to find a new starting tight end and even upgraded backups.

Possible Targets

  • Free Agency: Austin Hooper, Hunter Henry, Eric Ebron, Blake Jarwin, Jacob Hollister
  • Draft: Brycen Hopkins, Cole Kmet, Hunter Bryant.

Need #3: Linebacker

With Kyle Van Noy, Jamie Collins, and Elandon Roberts set to hit free agency, the Patriots will need to either resign or restock the depth chart this offseason.

Possible Targets

  • Resign: Kyle Van Noy, Jamie Collins, Elandon Roberts
  • Free Agency: Joe Schobert, Blake Martinez, Nick Kwitowski.
  • Draft: Patrick Queen, Kenneth Murray, Zack Baun.

Need #4: Wide Receiver

Most of the Pats WR depth chart is under contract for 2020, but after a disappointing 2019 you could argue the team needs to add more talent (and especially speed) to the position.

Possible Targets

  • Free Agency: Amari Cooper, AJ Green, Emmanuel Sanders, Randall Cobb, Paul Richardson, Devin Funchess
  • Draft: Jerry Jeudy, CeeDee Lamb, Henry Ruggs III, Tee Higgins, Laviska Shenault Jr., Jalen Reagor, KJ Hamler

Need #5: Safety

Devin McCourty is a free agent and Patrick Chung will be 33 when the season beings. The Pats need to get younger at this position.

Possible Targets

  • Resign: Devin McCourty
  • Free Agency: Ha Ha Clinton Dix, Damarious Randall, Tony Jefferson.
  • Draft: Grant Delpit, Xavier McKinney

Need #6: Offensive Guard

Left Guard Joe Thuney is a free agent (who will likely be too expensive for the Patriots to resign). As a result The Pats will need to bring in someone to compete with 2019 4th rounder Hjalte Froholdt for Thuney's spot.

Possible Targets

  • Free Agency: Graham Glasgow, Greg Van Roten, Andrus Peat, Ereck Flowers
  • Draft: Solomon Kindley, Shane Lemieux, Tyler Biadasz, and Nick Harris

Need #7: Running Back

The entire RB depth chart is under contract for 2020, but the unit is in dire need of an explosive playmaker.

Possible Targets

  • Free Agency: Derrick Henry, Kareem Hunt, Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler, Kenyan Drake, Matt Breida, Jordan Howard, Jonathan Williams, Lamar Miller
  • Draft: D'Andre Swift, J.K. Dobbins, Jonathan Taylor

Need #8: Kicker

The Stephen Gostkowski era in New England looks like it may be coming to an end.

Possible Targets

  • Free Agency: Ka'imi Fairbairn, Greg Zuerlein
  • Draft: Rodrigo Blankenship