9. Ryan Wendell
The center proved last season that he is one of the Patriots’ most consistent players. He was on the field for 1,399 snaps out of a total of 1,408 offensive plays last season, showing his durability. He also graded highly as a run blocker, making him even more important to the team’s running game.
Without him, the team would be forced to deal with possibly inserting inexperienced backups.