Let's make this a series of interesting free agents for the Patriots to look at.
Without knowing the definite specifics I would say the team will have cap space to make a few splashes if they need to.So I'm going to start off with...
Griffin is a Pro-Bowl safety likely to enter his prime years (27 years). It's also not unthinkable that he'll test the market.
Griffin is a player that is versatile given that he can play the run good enough and has good coverage skills. In my opinion he would fit well together with Patrick Chung and take care of a huge need for this franchise. IF we were to acquire Griffin we have the option of moving McCourty to cornerback and he could be very solid when given safety help.
In my eyes such a move would make an enormous amount of sense since it opens up a lot of options for us in the draft. We could then use more picks towards building a stronger front 7 (mainly OLB and DE) and also would free up the possibility at looking for a bigger wideout and even offensive linemen.