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Aug 29, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New England Patriots running back Rhamondre Stevenson (38) celebrates his touchdown with quarterback Mac Jones (10) during the second half against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

When looking to hit the reset button on his team, Bill Belichick tends to lean heavily on young players. It’s not a common occurrence in New England by any means, but one that has worked in the past. Most recently, the team featured a younger group of players during the 2010-2012 window, which laid the groundwork for Dynasty 2.0.

This year, the kids will be in the spotlight once again. That includes the six rookies who made the Week 1 roster, who will all be asked to contribute to varying degrees.

What can we expect to see from each member of the Patriots’ rookie class of 2021? Let’s take a look, starting with the man at the forefront…

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