The Patriots are an unfinished masterpiece. Crucial free agents have been signed to fill important roster gaps, while other key players split and left new gaps in their wake. There's a great deal of work left to be done. Pieces are still shifting around. But we know this much for sure: If there are two men who know how to construct a championship roster, it's Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.
The upcoming NFL draft will deliver major additions to the Patriots and bring them a few steps closer to completion. Soon enough, the team will be on the field for the dog days of training camp, putting in the preparation that builds champions.
Here are five Patriots players who should see their roles expand in 2013.