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Patriots are building next core through their last three drafts

Patriots are building next core through their last three drafts originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston


The New England Patriots have plenty to prove after missing the playoffs last season, but there is reason for optimism going forward.


While the results haven’t been ideal since Tom Brady’s departure in 2020, Bill Belichick and Co. have quietly assembled a collection of promising players through their last few drafts. Quarterback Mac Jones, running back Rhamondre Stevenson, defensive tackle Christian Barmore, and safety Kyle Dugger headline the group.