2010 Starter Need: High
2010 Depth Need: Medium-High
2009 Unit Grade: B+
Signed Through: Unrestricted Free Agent
2009 Grade: B+
Both Baker and Watson had solid, if unspectacular seasons. They blocked well, caught the ball when it was thrown to them, and scored a few td’s. They weren’t asked to do much this year, as they clearly weren’t a priority in Bill O’Brien’s offenseive philosophy.
Ben Watson seems committed to testing free-agent waters and Chris Baker has been released, so the Patriots have zero tight ends on the roster. The Patriots value versatility, so ends that can demonstrate in-line blocking skills as well pass-catching abilities will be more apt to land in Foxboro.
2010 NFL Draft Potential Targets: Jermaine Gresham, Tony Moeaki, Anthony McCoy, Colin Peek, Garrett Graham, Jim Dray