Left Cornerback 1: Devin McCourty
Left Cornerback 2: Sterling Moore
Right Cornerback 1: Kyle Arrington
Right Cornerback 2: Ras-I Dowling
Devin McCourty and Kyle Arrington may head into training camp as the starters, but neither is a lock to actually start when the Patriots take the field against the Titans in September.
After McCourty's performance last season, he can no longer be put down as a sure thing to start. If he struggles in camp, things could get very interesting for the Patriot captain.
Sterling Moore's play down the stretch, as well as Dowling returning from injury, make the top of the depth chart crowded, which is never a problem considering how bad the pass defense was last year.
Having too many good cornerbacks is never a problem.
Arrington has been the most consistent player for the team the last two years, so out of these four, I would say he probably has the best odds to be a starter all year long.
Seventh-round pick Alfonzo Dennard and veteran Will Allen could also play themselves into this depth chart with good training camps. A trade may make sense for the Patriots if all corners perform well in camp, as they will not keep all six.