"The New England Patriots struggled to deliver in 2013, enduring 20 injuries to key players throughout the regular season and a devastating 26-16 loss to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship. Now the Patriots must turn their attention to the future of the team and decide which positions have the most gaps to fill during the offseason. The Pats opened the 2013 season with a wealth of versatile safeties, including Devin McCourty, Tavon Wilson, and Duron Harmon, but veteran Adrian Wilson, who was out all season with an achilles injury, is still uncertain if he can return for the 2014 season. With the recent release of safety Steve Gregory, the Patriots could afford to build more depth at the safety position through free agency or the NFL Draft. Quarterback Tom Brady took the field by storm last year with his No. 1 passing target, record-breaking tight end Rob Gronkowski, until Gronk suffered a season-ending torn ACL in December that visibly rattled both the Pats’ offensive and defensive lines. While Brady and other New England veterans commended tight ends Matthew Mulligan, DJ Williams, and Michael Hoomanawanui for their blocks and catches, Gronk’s absence from the Patriots was evident in the team’s drop from 32 to 24.4 points per game. Which position do you think the Patriots should prioritize in this offseason: tight end or safety? Vote in the poll below.
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The voting was only for S and TE. TE is thought to be more important 67% vs. 33%
imo, the order is OL/DL, S, and then TE.