Bill Belichick has used the franchise tag 10 times in his Patriots career, but never on the same player in back-to-back years. Is Joe Thuney worthy of being the first? In terms of pure skill, absolutely. But with Shaq Mason locked up and Michael Onwenu looking ready for a starting role, the smarter play may be to use that money elsewhere. However, if the Patriots want to keep Onwenu at right tackle, then there is a case for tagging Thuney. (Projected OL franchise tag: $14.5 million)