Rob Gronkowski, the number one tight end for the New-England Patriots walked off the field during the third quarter only to be ruled out of the fourth during this weekend’s last game against the JacksonvilleJaguars.
It is easy to see why people support the New EnglandPatriots. The team has been a dominant force in the NFL for so many years and they have shown an uncanny ability to overcome some truly overwhelming obstacles in the last couple of seasons.
The New EnglandPatriots stumbled out of the gate this season, and they have continued to stumble, though not necessarily because they are doing anything wrong. Injuries are the bane of most teams in the NFL.
When you look at the way the Patriots beat the OaklandRaiders, you understand the importance of depth in the NFL. Football is won by a team effort. Superstars cannot guarantee success and all the teams that have emphasized the accumulation of impressive playmakers above all else have found that out the hard way.
This season's NFL Draft is around the corner and we all know what this means for the betting odds of each team, not to mention new England Patriots with their batch of picks under their sleave... Just that alone makes it worth while, but thta doens't mean there won't be any suprises for this years Draft.
With Brandin Cooks already traded to the Rams, the New EnglandPatriots have secured a first-round pick for a suitable quarterback. The 2018 market for a QB is now the focus for Bill Belichick, and it seems they still want to make more trades. Brandin Cooks trade to the Rams had implications in the NFL, which almost affected the Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. as well as the Cardinals. It is important to note that even Gronkowski almost became part of the deal. However, as we prepare to see the new Patriots players for the next season, let us examine the implications for the first-round drafted quarterbacks.
New England may not need to acquire a new wide receiver after trading Brandin Cooks. There are certainly mixed opinions on this, considering Cooks' prowess in the position. The Patriots definitely have traded a strong player in this regard. However, the reason why they may not be too vulnerable after Cooks' departure has to do with their other able talents. They have three players who were formerly first-round picks. In the team, two more formidable New England Players complete the depth chart. Players are therefore competing to be named as part of the roster in the WR slot. One notable free agent is Jordan Matthews who met with the team earlier in the week. The competition for wider receiver in New England is on and below is a breakdown of the depth chart.