Second-year player Darius Butler should be starting across from Bodden after having a good rookie season.
Butler showed improvement through his rookie season as he started more in the second half of the season and capped it off by taking an interception back for a 91-yard touchdown against the Texans in the season finale.
The future is looking good for Butler, who should only get better after a full off-season of preparation.
The Patriots' nickel corner should be none other than their first-round pick from the 2010 draft, Devin McCourty.
McCourty will bring a great work ethic and solid technique to New England's defense. He will also be a key special teams player.
The fifth and final cornerback spot available on the roster should be a fight between former second-round pick Terrence Wheatley and special teams ace Kyle Arrington.
Wheatley has disappointed in his first two seasons in the NFL, having only made four tackles.
Arrington, however, recorded 18 tackles last season alone, as well as being a key special teams player. This is why I think Arrington will beat Wheatley to win the final spot.
Projected Depth Chart:
1. Darius Butler
2. Devin McCourty
3. Kyle Arrington