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The Patriots are trying to reload for another championship run- what position deserves extra focus?

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

The Patriots are looking towards free agency and every good team makes sure they take care of their own players that they've brought up through the system that they want to retain. This is why safety Devin McCourty is considered a top priority to retain for the long term.

New England's whole free agency period hinges on at least five major contract changes:

1) Darrelle Revis needs to be extended as his current 2015 cap hit is $25 million. This is the highest cap hit for a cornerback in the league by over $10 million.

2) Jerod Mayo needs to be restructured as his current 2015 cap hit is $10.3 million. This is currently the 2nd highest cap hit for an inside linebacker.

3) Vince Wilfork needs to be restructured as his current 2015 cap hit is $8.3 million. This is currently the 5th highest cap hit for a defensive tackle.

4) Nate Solder needs to be extended as his current 2015 cap hit is $7.4 million. This is reasonable for a starting left tackle (14th highest cap for a tackle in the league), but could stand to be reduced over time with an extension.

5) Danny Amendola needs to be restructured as his current 2015 cap hit is $5.7 million. This is reasonable for a starting #1 receiver, but for a depth slot receiver this needs to be reduced.

Our friend Miguel breaks down all the possible Patriots cap moves better than anyone else, so you should just go read it here.

But for our exercise here, let's say that the Patriots retain and extend the above five players for cost effective amounts.

If you were the general manager, what position would be the most important to address in free agency? Does your view of the draft impact your decision?

Here's a list of the Patriots free agents:

Unrestricted FAs

LS Danny Aiken

ED Akeem Ayers

DT Alan Branch

LB Jonathan Casillas

IL Dan Connolly

K Stephen Gostkowski

FS Devin McCourty

RB Stevan Ridley

RB Shane Vereen

LB Chris White

Exclusive-Rights FAs

FB James Develin

LB James Morris

WR Greg Orton

DT Sealver Siliga

WR Brian Tyms

Who are your priorities? If you had to choose just a couple of the above players, who would you prioritize and why?

Here's a list of free agents this off-season. Try and reload the Patriots for another Super Bowl season!