1. The Patriots blew their load on the draft last year. No more two 1st round draft picks in every draft.
2. The Patriots draft after the Broncos this offseason.
3. Brandon Lloyd did not pan out the way they hoped he would. He will be 32 next year, and took a major hometown discount to play for the Patriots ($900k in 2012)...after he spurned the Broncos during contract negotiations.
4. Wes Welker will be a 32 year old free agent, who will demand a ton of scratch. It will be interesting to see if they let him walk, or pay him.