In the last two seasons, the Pats have managed to swing deals for Aqib Talib (fourth-round pick) and LeGarrette Blount (Jeff Demps and a seventh-round pick) that cost the team little and brought huge returns.
After both players had character concerns in Tampa Bay, they rejuvenated their careers in New England and are now both primed to attract attention on the free-agency market.
Add these two to legendary deals such as the acquisitions of Corey Dillon (second-round pick), Randy Moss (fourth-round pick) and Wes Welker (second- and seventh-round picks), and it's easy to forgive misses like 2013's Isaac Sopoaga deal that cost the team a fifth-rounder.
Here are some realistic trade possibilities for the Patriots this offseason that could help the team at minimal cost with the potential for maximum impact.
Salary information courtesy of Spotrac.com.