Talented rookies could have tremendous second year
Chandler Jones, who was hobbled by both ankles as the season ended, is not the only Patriots rookie who will come back a veteran and presumably smarter more developed. Safety Tavon Wilson will have the opportunity to take a step forward. Despite early stumbles in coverage, he has the physical tools necessary to help the team in the long-term. Rookies Alfonzo Dennard and Dont'a Hightower are only expected to be better. And backup offensive lineman Markus Zusevics isn't being kept around for his good looks.