Zuri Berry of Boston.com made a pre-training camp depth chart projection in order to size up where the best competition will be during camp. One position he expects to be highly competitive is the defensive line.
"With 16 on the current roster, and nine on the 53-man roster last season, it's obvious the competition at defensive line will be one of training camp's highlights," says Berry.
One of the other positions that Berry expects to be competitive is the offensive line group. ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss breaks down the position and gives a guess as to how many players they will keep. He believes there are 7 "locks" on the offensive line, which include
"I really like the way Hightower overcame the adversity of last year," said Giardi. "That's the kind of player I thought that they had drafted. I like that, I like the confidence. There's clearly an air of confidence about him that he has not had since he's been here."