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Ranking the Patriots' needs

Development of last year's rookies just as critical as this year's draft for Patriots

Updated: April 19, 2010, 1:29 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

When evaluating the New England Patriots' roster and considering where the biggest holes exist, one theme comes to the forefront.

As important as the 2010 draft is for the team to fill significant voids, equally as important is the ability to develop and receive more contributions from last year's rookies.

Bill Belichick often says players make the biggest jump from their rookie year to their second season, and if that happens in New England, what appear to be holes now ...

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