In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
With the Vollmer signing, the Pats are now in reasonable shape in all positions except WR. WR should be a big priority for them in the draft and the coming waves of free agency. It's the weakest position right now.
At all other positions, the focus now shifts to strengthening the team rather than simply building it. We still have a few areas where improvement is desirable. I see the following three as most important:
Front seven--could use more power and quickness in the middle of the line; still need edge players with pass rush and/or coverage skills--these could be DEs or OLBs. Scheme will be adjusted, I think, depending on the particular skills of the guys we get.
DBs--another starting calibre corner (who can play outside) would be a very nice addition; a young safety with some potential to start is a possible nice addition too.
OL--pretty good now, though there are still opportunities to build depth at all positions and maybe strengthen the interior.
I see special teams and the rest of the offense (QB, RB, TE) as pretty much set, especially with Leon Washington's versatility as both a kick and punt returner, though an additional punt returner (Edelman?) might be nice.
I do not totally agree that we are in reasonable shape except for WR. Not if we are talking about have a good shot at winning the SB. The front 7 on D are still at least two quality players away from what we need. We need a starting DT opposit Vinny and to spell Vinny (and to replace him as centerpiece when he hangs it up). We still need an upgrade at DE. We could use another LB especially if we do not upgrade DE. But we need a DE I think.
Unless Dowling is healthy all year we need another CB.
And we need a #1 or #2 WR. Edelmen might end up being good enough (if we sign him) but he has not proved that nor has he shown he can stay healthy.
I think with the two recent tackles signed we are good at O line. Still, I wont be surprised to see us draft a C or guard.