Ed Reed, S
Bill Belichick loves Ed Reed. That's without a doubt. The veteran safety got the best of the Patriots this year twice, scoring a win in the AFC Championship before helping take down the 49ers in the Super Bowl. But he's had his fair share of takeaways from the Patriots over the years (pun intended) and it wouldn't be a surprise if Belichick, who has called Reed the best safety ever, to court him in free agency.
Even after being in the league for 11 seasons, Reed is still a feared player. Balls were only thrown in his direction 38 times in 2012. For a guy with 61 interceptions and 109 passes defensed—as well as an unhealthy habit of taking out receivers—he's certainly a top-tier player that the Patriots would benefit to have. It helps that Joe Flacco's free agency could put the Ravens in a bind to retain Reed.