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Ranking the Patriots from 1 to 82

Updated: July 9, 2010, 1:52 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- If you were to dissect the New England Patriots' roster and rank each player from 1-82, what would your list look like?

That was the task at hand, and it was a challenging one.

The first thought that came to mind was establishing some guidelines for the rankings. These rankings are primarily based on four factors:

1. Talent.

2. Importance in the short and long term (which projects development).

3. Positional value.

4. Economic value.

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