Future Patriots? College Players to Watch This Year

While Bill Belichick and the Patriots always seem to find a way, there should be some reason for concern with the future of this team. A bad draft next year would be detrimental to the future of this team and here is why: In 2020 and 2021 several premiere players on the Patriots’ offense and defense will see their current contracts expire. The Patriots will have many key pending free agents coming up. Pending free agents are the last thing a team with a desperate need for a tight end wants to hear. Tom Brady will be a pending free agent after this season and David Andrews will be in 2021Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Notable 2020 free agents: Tom Brady, Kyle Van Noy, Joe Thuney, Devin McCourty, Josh Gordon, Jamie Collins, Ben Watson, Adam Butler, and many more Notable 2021 free agents: David Andrews, Dont’a Hightower, James White, Michael Bennett, J.C Jackson, Duron Harmon, Lawerence Guy, Stephen Gostkowski, Rex Burkhead, Deatrich Wise and more Some of these players will obviously be resigned, however, some will not and will go to other teams. Safety Concerns Honestly, McCourty’s days look numbered, and he even contemplated retirement during the week leading up to the Super Bowl. Devin McCourty during Opening Night for Super Bowl LIIICredit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports “Yeah man, if we win a Super Bowl, I don’t know what...

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