The New England Patriots have been a difficult puzzle to decipher lately. The roster is in a state of change. New faces are everywhere and surgeries have been far too frequent, while foreseeable weaknesses at wide receiver and tight end have mangled any clear vision of what this team will look like when the season starts.
As of now, other teams might appear to be further along in the building process, such as the 49ers, Seahawks and Broncos. But remember: Teams that seem built to win in the summer rarely look as impressive in the winter. Offseason hype is just that: hype.
So, if you find yourself scratching your head about the cloudy state of the Patriots, don't worry. There's plenty of time here. Plus, Tom Brady is the best leader in the business. This team will find its way.
Here are grades for the Patriots' major offseason moves to date.