The New England Patriots, by many accounts, had a successful 2011 NFL Draft. They addressed the need for a backup running back with Shane Vereen, and (to some extent) bolstered the depth of the offensive line with Marcus Cannon and Nate Solder.
The team still has some weaknesses, especially on the defensive side of the ball. The team has effectively no pass rush, and Bill Belichick neglected to address that need through the draft.
Who knows how free agency will shape up with the lockout still in effect. If and when the lockout lifts, here are five free agents who could help the Patriots return to Super Bowl form.