Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Below you will find a post-draft roundup for the New England Patriots in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.
ESPN -- Rank: 16
Bill Belichick's plan to install a new offense in 2022, and to do so with longtime defensive-based coach Matt Patricia as a leading presence, didn't produce the desired results (e.g. last in the NFL in the red zone; 27th in third-down efficiency; 28th in total first downs; dipping from 48 TDs scored the prior season to 31). So handing the reins to Bill O'Brien, who pairs with new OL coach Adrian Klemm, should be a decisive step in the right direction.
NFL.com -- Rank: 17
CBS Sports -- Rank: 27
USA Today -- Rank: 21
The Athletic -- Rank: 19
Hype man: Everyone hated the Cole Strange pick last year and he turned out fine. Get back to us when you've won half as many rings as Bill Belichick. And with Bill O'Brien replacing Matt Patricia, we're cooking with even better gas.
DeVante Downer: You read the thing about Mac Jones still being the quarterback, right?
PFF -- Rank: 20
To protect Mac Jones, New England drafted Jake Andrews and Sidy Sow. Sow offers inside-outside flexibility and will be a mauler in New England's gap-heavy rushing scheme.
PFT -- Rank: 20
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- New England Patriots Schedule
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