The Patriots have at least 17 players on their team right now that have three or less years of experience—and that's not even including the 2011 draft haul.
While some may see this as a negative, I see it as a positive, as long as the players are progressing within the system.
Offensively, the Patriots young tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez looked more like veterans than rookies in 2010 and solidified the position for the next few years.
The wide receiver spot is questionable as Brandon Tate was shaky at best last season and we have seen too little of Taylor Price to gauge how he may factor in.
But if either player can become a reliable target for Tom Brady this season, New England's No. 1 ranked offense could become even more of a problem for teams.
Defensively, all eyes will be on linebacker Jermaine Cunningham to see how he progresses as a pass rusher.
He had only one sack in 2010, but Belichick's 3-4 defensive system is a complex one that takes time to learn and perfect.
Now having a full season under his belt we will see a very different Cunningham in 2011.
Looking at the secondary, the Patriots got real lucky last year when corner back Devin McCourty stepped in for injured starter Leigh Bodden and went from disputed draft pick to Pro Bowl corner.
Now with Bodden healthy, Virginia corner back Ras-I Dowling, one of New England's second round draft picks, can be brought along at a slower pace and play when he is ready, instead of being forced into action like McCourty.
With Pat Chung maturing at safety, New England's defensive backfield looks like trouble for wide receivers in 2011.
On the defensive line there is a cascade of young talent developing (Ron Brace, Brandon Deaderick, Myron Pryor, Kyle Love) that benefited from playing time due to injuries last season and provided Belichick with a ton of flexibility.
A deep group led by All Pro Vince Wilfork could once again become a strength for the Patriots.
New England's 2011 opponents better take notice as the NFL's youngest team catapults themselves toward another Super Bowl Championship.