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"The Patriots need athleticism on defense and the ability to rush the passer from the outside," Walker writes. "Branch can help replace the combined 20 sacks New England lost this offseason with the departures of DEs Mark Anderson and Andre Carter."
"Jenkins comes with some character concerns. But New England's strong locker-room leadership will make sure it gets the best out of Jenkins, who has the physical ability to develop into a legit No. 1 corner," Walker writes.