Aqib Talib, CB
2012 statistics (for New England): 6 games, 19 tackles, 1 INT
Bio: The Patriots acquired Talib from Tampa Bay during the season for a fourth-round pick. He wasn’t a true No. 1 cornerback per se, but he often matched up against the opponent’s biggest receiver (Baltimore’s Anquan Boldin, for example) and allowed the rest of the Patriots secondary to fall into place. Talib will be the most expensive decision New England has to make with its secondary.