New England Patriots: Experts break down the Kansas City Chiefs

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The Patriots made some big moves this offseason. Who is the one new player that opponents will need to account for the most?

I think it will end up being Rex Burkhead. He’s not as big of a name as Gilmore or Cooks, but he can fill many different roles. He can

He can line up in the backfield and run it, or swing out for a pass. He had a strong preseason, and as he gets more game reps I’m excited to see what Rex has to offer. Burkhead can also line up in the slot and I wouldn’t be surprised if he threw a pass at some point in this season as well.

Of course, Brandin Cooks will also be someone that teams have to account for. He could end up torching the Chiefs defense at some point as well. So, for now, I’m going with Burkhead, but if Cooks develops some chemistry with Brady, this could end up being a different story.