Over the last month, I've highlighted 10 potential battles in training camp for the New England Patriots. Those 10 battles include Power running backs, receiving running backs, starting guards, the fourth string wide receiver, backup linebackers, second starting outside corner, nickel corner, Money LB, safety, and ninth defensive lineman. Some battles are more higher profile than others, but the complexion of the 53 man roster will dictate what type of game plans the Patriots will use during the season. The back of the rosters always fluid, in large part to Bill Belichick always making moves on that end of the roster each week. The Patriots will have one extra roster space to stash a player for week one because of LeGarrette Blount's suspension.
If you missed any of the camp battles when they were previously posted, please post your thoughts on these individual camp battles here. The table below shows who I predict it will win these battles.
|Camp Battle||Contestants||Projected Winner|
|Starting CB||Bradley Fletcher, Malcolm Butler, Darryl Roberts||Malcolm Butler|
|Receiving RB||James White, Travaris Cadet||James White|
|Starting Guards||Tre Jackson, Ryan Wendell, David Andrews, Shaq Mason||Tre Jackson, Ryan Wendell|
|Power RB||Jonas Gray, Tyler Gaffney||Jonas Gray|
|Backup LBs||Darius Fleming, James Morris, Dane Fletcher, Matthew Wells, Deontae Skinner, Dekoda Watson||Darius Fleming, Matthew Wells, James Morris|
|Money LB||Patrick Chung, Tavon Wilson, Nate Ebner, Matthew Wells||Patrick Chung|
|Nickel CB||Robert McClain, Jordan Richards, Bradley Fletcher, Darryl Roberts||Robert McClain|
|#4 WR||Aaron Dobson, Josh Boyce, Brian Tyms, Brandon Gibson||Aaron Dobson|
|Starting SS||Duron Harmon, Patrick Chung, Tavon Wilson, Jordan Richards||Rotation of Patrick Chung and Duron Harmon|
|9th DL||Zach Moore, Chris Jones||Zach Moore|