New England Patriots 50 most important players and coaches in 2017

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Tom Brady /
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FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 22: Patrick Chung
FOXBORO, MA – SEPTEMBER 22: Patrick Chung /

25. TE Dwayne Allen

Newcomer Dwayne Allen should be a solid backup behind Gronk. With the Colts, he had 6 touchdowns last season. Look for him to be on the field with Gronk in a ton of two TE sets.

24. WR Chris Hogan

Chris Hogan was a pleasant surprise last season after joining the team from Buffalo. He was huge in the playoffs and should see an even larger role on the Patriots offense in 2017. I have him right behind Malcolm Mitchell on the WR depth chart.

23. SS Duron Harmon

Duron Harmon finds himself on the field a lot of the time, as the Patriots spend a lot of time in a three safety set. Harmon’s abilities as a safety allow New England to move Devin McCourty up closer to the line to vary the looks they show opposing offenses.

22. C David Andrews

David Andrews has been a great find as a center for Tom Brady. He has the position locked in as his own for many years to come.

21. SS Patrick Chung

Since returning to New England from Philly, Chung has been a great player. Last season he had an interception and a sack to go along with his 48 tackles.