Missing the playoffs is never ideal, but after a subpar season, it’s always nice to go back and reflect upon what went well and what good things are in store, here are the 2 best things from last season, plus reasons to be excited for the future.
This was a fine draft class. D2 prospect Kyle Dugger has developed into a hard hitting safety with 61 total tackles and will be a great replacement for Patrick Chung when he retires. The linebackers Josh Uche and Anfernee Jennings played well despite not seeing the field much and there is definitely something to build on. Tight ends Dalton Keene and Devin Asiasi were nonfactors, but Asiasi did manage to close out 2020 on a relatively high note. The biggest gem was 6th rounder Mike Onwenu and this guy can play! He was named to the PFF all rookie team and was the highest graded offensive rookie during the 2020 season, he will certainly be a big piece of the offensive line for years to come.
Runningbacks Damien Harris and Sony Michel will form a dangerous 1-2 punch next season out of the offensive backfield. While Harris played well this year, he ended the year on IR, thus making room for Michel. Michel made his case to be included in the backfield next season and they both ran over opposing defenses. The running game will be as strong as ever.
Resident football mastermind Bill Belichick has some rebuilding to do. There are a lot of holes on this roster and he intends to right the ship, DO NOT sleep on the Patriots. They are armed with the 15th overall pick, the 4th most cap space, and up to 8 players returning from the opt out list. Let’s see what they are able to accomplish this offseason… In Bill We Trust.