2009 for the Patriots was a really a difficult year, with player tensions, inconsistent playing, questions, and capping off with a blow out loss in the playoffs. Many players were added, but not a lot had a lot of impact. The only real impact players were Free Agent Leigh Bodden (23) and Julian Edelman (11). Bodden was the best cover man on the team and had 5 interceptions on the season while Julian Edelman was a pleasant surprise out of the 7th round.
This year, the Patriots have added multiple players through free agency, trade, and the draft.
Only players who joined the team this year are eligible (trades, draft, free agency)
They are judged by their stats, production, team influence, and their possible future with the team